Equifax Deleted Key Data Breach-Related Docs, Senators Say

Law360 (March 7, 2019, 6:22 PM EST) -- Equifax Inc. failed to preserve key internal discussions over its massive 2017 data breach, U.S. senators said Thursday at a hearing where elected officials grilled the credit reporting giant's CEO and the head of Marriott Inc. over recent high-profile breaches.

A probe by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations found that "substantive discussions" over Equifax's discovery and mitigation of the breach are missing because the company did not change the default setting on its internal Microsoft Lync instant-messaging tool to archive chats until Sept. 15, 2017, nearly two months after discovering the breach, which affected about 148 million...

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