Massive Equifax Data Breach Could Affect Half of the U.S. Population

  • A massive cyber security incident at Equifax — one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States — may have exposed private information belonging to 143 million people — nearly half of the U.S. population.
  • The agency said 209,000 credit card numbers were exposed in the breach, which includes customers in Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • As a credit reporting agency, Equifax gets information from credit card companies, banks, lenders, and retailers to help it determine a person’s credit score.
  • All U.S. customers will also be given a date when they can sign up for TrustedID Premier, which includes identity theft insurance, credit reports and a service that crawls the internet and alerts you if your Social Security number is posted somewhere online.
  • In addition, the company said it will mail notices to people who may have had their credit card numbers or personally identifying information exposed on dispute documents.

Equifax on Thursday revealed a breach that exposed 143 million people’s Social Security numbers, credit cards, driver’s license numbers and other private information.
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Massive Equifax Data Breach Could Affect Half of the U.S. Population

  • A massive cyber security incident at Equifax — one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the United States — may have exposed private information belonging to 143 million people — nearly half of the U.S. population.
  • The agency said 209,000 credit card numbers were exposed in the breach, which includes customers in Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • As a credit reporting agency, Equifax gets information from credit card companies, banks, lenders, and retailers to help it determine a person’s credit score.
  • All U.S. customers will also be given a date when they can sign up for TrustedID Premier, which includes identity theft insurance, credit reports and a service that crawls the internet and alerts you if your Social Security number is posted somewhere online.
  • In addition, the company said it will mail notices to people who may have had their credit card numbers or personally identifying information exposed on dispute documents.

Equifax on Thursday revealed a breach that exposed 143 million people’s Social Security numbers, credit cards, driver’s license numbers and other private information.
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“Hand in Hand” benefit concert, Hurricane Harvey telethon — live

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  • CBS joins several other networks for a telethon fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey in a one-hour special, called “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief.”
  • Tuesday night’s “Hand in Hand” broadcast featured CBS News’ Norah O’Donnell who was in Houston covering Harvey in its immediate aftermath.
  • Proceeds from the telethon will benefit several charities including United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund).
  • Rachael Ray announced she’s donating $1 million to help with animal rescue efforts in wake of Hurricane Harvey.
  • Celebrities described the widespread devastation that struck Texas and showed a picture of rescuers who formed a human chain during one Harvey rescue.

Celebrities from across the entertainment world help raise funds to benefit several charities for Hurricane Harvey relief
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Zika Virus Countdown: ‘This Funding Is Done. It’s Not Coming to Us’

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  • Zika Virus Countdown: ‘This Funding Is Done.
  • Six months of battling has ended with little agreement on how to prepare the country for a virus that causes horrific birth defects â and that doctors, public health experts and scientists universally agree is certain to come to U.S. shores.
  • HOUSTON â Congress starts its final week of the summer Monday with no Zika legislation in sight.
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Congress starts its final week of the summer Monday with no Zika legislation in sight. State and local health officials doubt it’s ever coming.


Zika Virus Countdown: ‘This Funding Is Done. It’s Not Coming to Us’