CUNA takes breach concerns to Equifax, requests briefing

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CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle encouraged Equifax to take additional steps to notify all consumers impacted by its data breach in a letter sent Wednesday. Equifax announced the breach late last week, which it said impacts 143 million American consumers, with an additional 209,000 credit card numbers also being stolen. “We encourage Equifax to develop stronger methods to ensure that all … Read More

CUNA Letter to Equifax

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The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) represents America’s credit unions and their 110 million members. We are writing this letter to voice our concerns over the September 7 announcement of a “cybersecurity incident involving consumer information.” The document contained on Equifax’s website states that, “information accessed during the breach primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in … Read More

CUNA monitoring Equifax data breach impacting 143M consumers

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Credit bureau Equifax announced Thursday it experienced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting as many as 143 million American consumers. CUNA is monitoring the situation and working with other financial trade groups to assess if the situation will affect financial institutions. According to the company, it has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting … Read More

AFTER EQUIFAX HACK, GROUPS PRESS FOR STRONGER DATA BREACH LAWS

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Equifax’s data breach has drawn fresh attention to a lack of uniform federal data security standards. A wide variety of associations have called on Congress to establish standard requirements for breach disclosure and data security. In the wake of the enormous Equifax data breach, which first came to light last week, a variety of associations are calling for stronger federal … Read More

CU trades speak out after Equifax breach

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Stop me you think you’ve heard this one before. Following this weeks’ news of the massive data breach at Equifax, credit union trade associations are once again calling for a congressional solution to a problem that has plagued consumers for years. “The massive breach at Equifax, and the report that they had known about it for weeks without notifying consumers, … Read More