This is old news. This post never made it out of “Drafts.” But worthy of note.
The hack at Equifax that may have affected 145.5 million people went deeper than Equifax originally reported.
“Equifax:Hack Went Deeper,” The Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2018 B10. In addition to names, addresses, driver’s license numbers, and Social Security Numbers, the hack may have reached tax id numbers, email addresses, and additional driver’s license information.
It’s comforting (?) to know that your personal email address isn’t considered either (a) yours or (b) “sensitive,” at least in the US.
Have any of the Equifax directors been sued by their shareholders? The CEO retired. The shareholders are paying for all this.
See, also, the post from February 11 about the spat between Equifax and Senator Warren about whether the hack reached passport numbers. https://infogovnuggets.com/2018/02/11/believable-denials/