The Senate Finance Committee is demanding answers from Equifax in the latest fallout from a massive cyberattack that compromised personal data belonging to 143 million Americans.
The senators want to know who inside the credit reporting agency was aware of the hack and at what point they learned of it, including the three Equifax execs who dumped significant portions of the company’s stock in the weeks between the discovery of the breach and its revelation to the public.
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That request was one of many made in a long list of questions submitted to the company within a letter from Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican and ranking member Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat. The committee is also interested in whether the stolen data included any records associated with the Internal Revenue Service, Medicaid or Medicare, or other federal programs. Read more…
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