Freezing your credit report is now free thanks to a new federal law. The service, which aims to prevent identity theft, previously cost upwards of $30 in some states.
By Gretchen Frazee
The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday about ways to protect consumers from major data breaches. Watch live here.
By Corinne Segal
The IRS said it suspended the contract as "a precautionary step" while the agency reviews the company's security systems.
By Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
We asked two cybersecurity experts about what we should take away from this week's hearings -- and what's next.
By Joshua Barajas
By Joshua Barajas
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith will field questions over the Equifax hack from the House Financial Services Committee starting at 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday. Watch live here.
But the biggest sore point for lawmakers appeared to be Equifax’s new $7.25 million contract with the Internal Revenue Service signed last month. Both sides of the aisle condemned the no-bid contract.
By Associated Press
The no-bid contract, first reported by Politico, is for Equifax to provide the IRS with taxpayer and personal identity verification services…
By Erica R. Hendry
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.
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith's first hearing on Capitol Hill will be before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday. It is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET. Watch the hearing here.
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