A cybersecurity adviser to President Donald Trump is pushing to phase out the use of Social Security numbers as a form of identification.
US officials are studying ways to end the use of social security numbers for identification following a series of data breaches compromising the data for millions of Americans, a Trump administration official said Tuesday.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is now saying that at least two people had their personal information stolen in the breach that happened last year.
Equifax has replaced two senior executives entrusted with watching over its computers, after the credit reporting agency revealed it suffered a major hack that led to one of the worst-ever breaches of personal data.
The Federal Trade Commission has become the latest authority to announce an investigation into the massive security breach at credit agency Equifax.
Are you one of the up to 143 million Americans who had their personal info hacked in the massive Equifax data breach?
A US consumer protection watchdog agency said Thursday it has begun an investigation into a massive data breach at credit bureau Equifax that may have leaked sensitive information on 143 million people.
The security of wearable fitness trackers could be improved to better protect users' personal data, a study suggests.
A class action lawsuit by Canadian consumers whose data was stolen in a massive hack of US credit bureau Equifax was launched Tuesday, seeking damages of Can $550 billion ($450 billion US).
A day after credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that "criminals" had stolen vital data about 143 million Americans, it had somehow managed to leave much of the public in the dark about their exposure, how they should ...