Equifax Hack

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  1. Pure Infinity

    Pure Infinity High Inquisitor

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/business/equifax-cyberattack.html?mcubz=3

    What a shit show. I don't know what pisses me off more - the hacking itself, or the executives selling their shares like rats fleeing a sinking ship.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Darth_Revan

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    My thought is that I'm glad China stole my information a couple years ago from OPM, because it's thanks to that that I have identity protection.

    Thanks, Commies, maybe I owe you one.
     
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    They got hacked again? I'm pretty sure this is either old news, or if they got hacked again, they deserve to go under. smdh.
     
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    145 million identity profiles compromised. The very definition of a clusterfuck. Thank fuck I already pay for lifelock.
     
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    SSN should never have been used an identity.
     
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    When it was instituted and for the vast majority of its lifetime, there wasn't a risk of these sorts of events. Any other ID would have been equally liable to theft.
     
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    So it's time for anyone who doesn't have identity insurance to get it, basically.
     
  10. Oment

    Oment The Betrayer

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    After the fact, isn't it? Would insurance even take it?
     
  11. Darth_Revan

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    I suppose I misspoke. Things like LifeLock and IDCare are more services than insurance. Although they do have a coverage component.
     
  12. Zombie

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    Good luck with that. I'm just going to have to live with the fact that some African prince is using my name and social right now to get credit cards and buy nikes with credit cards taken in my name.
     
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    Fortunately, I already have identity protection, thanks to the Federal Office of Personnel Management getting hacked by the Chinese.