Equifax agrees to pay $700M to settle U.S. breach probe

EQUIFAX HAS AGREED to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised some of the most sensitive information of more than 140 million people. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
EQUIFAX HAS AGREED to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised some of the most sensitive information of more than 140 million people. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
WASHINGTON – Equifax Inc. agreed to pay up to $700 million to resolve U.S. federal and state investigations into the 2017 hack that compromised some of the most sensitive information of more than 140 million people. “Companies that profit from personal information have an extra responsibility to protect and secure that data,” Federal Trade Commission…

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