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Examination of the Equifax Cybersecurity Breach, Hearing Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, on Examining the Equifax Cybersecurity Breach and Its Impact on Approximately 143 Million U.S. Consumers, October 4, 2017   [open pdf - 34MB]

This is the October 4, 2017 hearing on "Examining the Equifax Cybersecurity Breach and Its Impact on Approximately 143 Million U.S. Consumers," held before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. From the opening statement of Mike Crapo: 'Given the severity of this data breach, Congress will continue to examine the facts behind it and what can be done to prevent similar situations. Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues facing companies, as well as consumers and Governments alike, and is one of the biggest threats to our financial system. The amount of data that the private industry and Government collect and store is very concerning. [...] Equifax experienced a cybersecurity breach which potentially impacted more than 145 million U.S. consumers. The data that was taken included the names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases driver's license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 consumers and dispute documents with personally identifiable information for approximately 182,000 consumers were accessed. According to Equifax, the unauthorized access took place from mid-May through July 2017, with Equifax discovering the situation on July 29 and then finally cutting off the intruders." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Richard F. Smith.

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S. Hrg. 115-129, Senate Hearing 115-129
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2018
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Public Domain
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Government Publishing Office: http://www.gpo.gov/
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