Nation Oct 03

Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Tami Chappell/Reuters
How the Equifax hack happened, according to its CEO

In a prepared testimony ahead of his appearance before a congressional panel, former Equifax CEO Richard Smith said he was "deeply sorry" about last month's data breach. But how exactly did that happen? Smith offers his own version of events.

Since the hacking of the Democratic National Committee, there has been growing concern about cyber-manipulation of election results this November. Voter registration databases in Illinois and Arizona were penetrated in June, and the FBI reported this week on attempts against…

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