Equifax Statement for Small Claims Court

May 16, 2018

Jessamyn West
May 16, 2018 · 10 min read

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Chelsea Town Green and Courthouse by Jimmy Emerson, DVM CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Summary


My 2017


Equifax’s 2017

This vulnerability was disclosed in March. There were clear and simple instructions of how to remedy the situation. The responsibility is then on companies to have procedures in place to follow such advice promptly — Bas van Schaik, researcher at Semmle

A typical bank would have patched this critical vulnerability within a few days — Pravin Kothari, CEO of CipherCloud

Consistent with Equifax’s patching policy, the Equifax security department required that patching occur within a 48 hour time period. This did not happen. — Richard F. Smith retired CEO of Equifax


Bad Security


The Law


Freeze my credit? Sure.


My Request


How did it go?


Well I did not expect this…

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