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Populist Pitchforks Come Out: Insider Trading And Equifax

Law360, New York (November 6, 2017, 4:10 PM EST) -- In the fall of 2017, Equifax Inc., a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, announced that it had suffered a “cybersecurity incident” in which information, including the names, birth dates and social security numbers of some 145 million individuals, was stolen. Although this breach was just the latest in a seemingly endless series of cyberattacks targeting large data-rich companies, it was particularly egregious for two reasons. First, the scale of the breach was unprecedented — highly sensitive information relating to about half the...
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