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Equifax hacking nightmare gets worse

Consumers are infuriated about fine print that may bar lawsuits

Polly Mosendz & Shahien Nasiripour | Bloomberg 

After Equifax revealed that sensitive data on two of every five Americans was exposed in a cyberattack, thousands logged onto a company website to see if they were at risk. For many, the site didn’t work at first. But for those who got through, a nasty surprise was waiting. If your data had been stolen, Equifax offered a free year of credit monitoring known as “TrustedID Premier.” But some fine print may also mean that consumers who agree would be giving up the right to sue over many types of damages related to the massive penetration. The unprecedented ...

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First Published: Sat, September 09 2017. 20:58 IST