Equifax agrees to settlement of up to $700 million over 2017 data breach
Source: The Verge
By: Jon Porter
Published: July 22, 2019
* Equifax has agreed to a settlement over its 2017 data breach that saw as many as 147 million people’s personal information, including names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers, exposed by the company.
* The company has agreed to provide free credit monitoring services to anyone affected for up to 10 years, as well as cash payments of up to $20,000 per person to refund any costs incurred as a result of the breach.