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One Thing Government Agrees on: Equifax Deserves a Grilling

  • Company faces multiple state, federal probes over data breach
  • Congress also plans hearings on monumental cyberattack
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What Is Known So Far About the Equifax Data Breach

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Equifax Inc. faces multiple state and federal investigations, and congressional grillings, over its disclosure that the personal consumer data of more than 140 million Americans may have been compromised in a cyberattack.

The list of politicians and regulators seeking answers from the credit-reporting company is long and growing. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking into the data breach and Equifax’s response, while the FBI said it is also reviewing the situation. New York’s attorney general has opened an investigation and at least three U.S. House panel’s said they would hold hearings.