Monday, February 12, 2018
Equifax hack even worse than previously thought; DL info could be exposed
The Equifax hack was worse than we thought. Maybe it is “so bad”.
It looks like it compromised names, social security numbers, tax id’s, and driver’s license, for up to 143 million people. DL exposure could complicate TSA security.
Tech Republic has a current story and video by Allison DeNisco Rayonne, here.
The company that I worked for in Dallas in the 1980s, Chilton, was very nearly bought by Equifax in 1988 before TRW made a better offer (now it’s Experian).
But all my work there in the 1980s was on a mainframe, on member billing systems, with little interface with consumer records.
There is unusual attention this year to the possibility of IRS W-2 fraud, which could be related to Equifax.