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U.S. Politicians Demand Probe of Equifax After Hack

September 15, 2017

A senior US senator called Wednesday for a federal investigation of credit rating agency Equifax after the company lost the personal data of 143 million customers to hackers.

Senator Mark Warner asked the Federal Trade Commission, one of the few bodies with oversight powers over loosely-regulated credit raters, to examine Equifax’s security practices and its “widely-panned response” to consumers potentially impacted by the breach.

Warner, a member of the powerful Senate Banking Committee, accused the company of “exceptionally poor cybersecurity practices” that continued even after the hack became known.

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