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Equifax Draws Further Congressional Ire After Hack Disclosure (2)

March 1, 2018, 4:21 PMUpdated: March 1, 2018, 10:09 PM

Equifax Inc. is again under congressional scrutiny after confirming the identities of 2.4 million consumers whose driver’s license data was stolen in the massive 2017 data breach.

Senate and House Commerce Committee lawmakers March 1 said they want more information from Equifax and its cybersecurity contractor, Mandiant Corp., following the latest disclosure.

The lawmakers’ briefing request expands a congressional probe of Equifax’s handling of the breach and preventive measures. It also highlights that cybersecurity companies like Mandiant that assist with an internal business investigation can be brought before Congress to provide information.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) said...

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