By KEN SWEET and MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) 09/27 — Embattled Equifax CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, less than three weeks after the credit reporting agency disclosed a disastrous hack to its computer system that exposed the sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans.
By The Associated Press 09/21 – Hackers broke into Equifax’s computer systems in March, two months earlier than the company had previously disclosed, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) 09/08 — Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans.
By KEN SWEET , AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) 09/01 — The scope of Wells Fargo’s fake accounts scandal grew significantly on Thursday, with the bank now saying that 3.5 million accounts were potentially opened without customers’
MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) 04/22 — A federal judge on Friday handed down the longest sentence ever imposed in the U.S. for a cybercrime case to the son of a member of the Russian Parliament convicted of hacking into more than 500 U.S.
STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/09 — The IRS strikes back: The tax agency reports that the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.