A Year Later, Equifax Slammed While Boasting of Change

 Humayun Zafar
 Humayun Zafar

KENNESAW, Ga. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) (Sep 6, 2018) — A year after hackers broke into Equifax’s network and stole the personal information of 148 million Americans, a report by a consumer watchdog group is lambasting the credit reporting agency for not addressing its vulnerabilities earlier and for botching its response to the unprecedented breach.

Moreover, the report  — issued Thursday by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the National Consumer Law Center — criticized lawmakers and regulators for not holding the Atlanta-based company accountable for its failures.

Despite the public vitriol and the money spent on better processes, the data world is not that different a year later, said Humayun Zafar, a professor at Kennesaw State’s Center for Information Security Education.

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