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The names and dates of birth of a least 147 million Equifax customers were stolen in the hack, as well as 145.5 million social security numbers and 209,000 payment-card numbers and expiration dates. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Equifax will pay up to $700 million (€624 million) as part of a settlement with US authorities after a 2017 hack that exposed the personal data of clo(...)

While it was good to see Twitter reacting quickly to the password problem, it only goes to highlight just how fast it can react when it wants

It was red faces all round at Twitter on Thursday when it had to ask its 330 million users to change their passwords. That the incident occurred on wh(...)

The disclosure comes as lawmakers and regulators around the world scrutinise the way that companies store and secure consumer data, after a string of security incidents

Twitter urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal comp(...)

Pictured at the jobs announcement are IT development centre leader Paul O’Dwyer, Minister of State for Employment Pat Breen and Equifax interim chief information officer  Mark Rohrwasser.

US technology group Equifax is to almost double its Irish workforce with the addition of 150 new jobs next year. The company, which is headquartered (...)

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies. File photograph: iStock

Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than (...)

Three Equifax executives  sold $1.8 million in company shares in the days after the breach was discovered. Photograph:  Lucas Jackson/Reuters

The chairman and chief executive of Equifax, Richard Smith, stepped down Tuesday in the aftermath of a data breach that exposed the personal informati(...)

Equifax disclosed earlier this month that it discovered a security breach on July 29th. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA-EFE

The US justice department has opened a criminal investigation into whether top officials at Equifax violated insider trading laws when they sold stock(...)

“The idea that there were people out there watching my every move and making what seemed quite a moral judgment about my financial trustworthiness was grim. But with a bit of time and effort, you can basically game the system”

Students about to head off to university have more to worry about than the prospect of loading themselves with debt. It is also the time of your life (...)

The announcement from Equifax comes a day after the Government announced ambitious plans for 66,000 new jobs for Dublin between now and the end of 2018. (Photograph:Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times)

US technology group Equifax is to hire 100 people at its new information technology (IT) talent centre in Dublin, bringing its Irish workforce up to (...)

Dagmara Dopierala with her two children, Ian (3) and Aidan (4), and her mother Iwona making some Polish food.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Dagmara Dopierala: ‘I don’t like being Polish, to be honest’ Dagmara Dopierala intended to stay in Ireland for only a year, to save a deposit f(...)