“Equifax Denies Breach Of Passport Numbers,” The Wall Street Journal, February 8, 2018 B10. In the hack of its files, Equifax admits exposing information of perhaps 145 million people. Social Security numbers, stuff like that. And credit card numbers and driver’s license numbers. Senator E. Warren says the hack also exposed passport numbers. Equifax says it didn’t.
Who do you believe? One of them is wrong. Which is more likely, that Equifax is lying or that a sitting US Senator didn’t understand Equifax’s submission to Congress? When information is contradictory, how do you minimize risk?