Equifax Hit With Rare '50-State' Complaint Over Data Breach

By Hannah Meisel (November 13, 2017, 10:15 PM EST) -- Credit reporting agency Equifax, which suffered a data breach over the summer that left vulnerable the personal financial information of nearly half of all Americans, was served Friday with a rare "50-state" complaint that aims to combine the dozens of individual suits filed against Equifax since September.

Equifax revealed the major data breach in early September, more than a month after the company was hacked by an individual or group who exploited a security hole Equifax was told to patch earlier in the year. In the wake of the company's announcement, at least 150 suits have been filed against Equifax nationwide,...

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