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Equifax’s Historic Hack May Have Exposed Almost Half of U.S.

Equifax’s Historic Hack May Have Exposed Almost Half of U.S.

Hackers exploited a website application to access names, addresses, Social Security numbers and some driver’s license numbers of potentially 143 million consumers, Equifax said Thursday in a statement. The incident — which drove down shares in after-hours trading — is a stark reminder of the risk of consumers’ personal data being exposed online, security experts »

U.K. Software Security Company NCC Plunges on Contract Losses

Shares were down 34 percent to 227p at 09:33 a.m. in London trading. “Adverse developments in the Assurance Division will have an impact on profitability between the first and second half of the year,” the company said in a statement, cautioning that it is too early to quantify the financial impact. NCC was formed in »