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(Some Guy)   Equifax has set up a website to check to see if you're one of the 144 million people who had their entire identity leaked on the internet due to Equifax sucking at cybersecurity   (equifaxsecurity2017.com) divider line
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2017-09-08 7:23:35 AM  
*to

(takes off internet police badge, heads to bar)
 
2017-09-08 7:23:47 AM  
Damn.  No class action settlement for me.
 
2017-09-08 7:23:50 AM  
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Hrmmmm...
 
2017-09-08 7:24:43 AM  
That website sucks.  I put my info in and it said to come back at a certain date to register for ID protection.  This is something like the 4th set of free ID protection I have.
 
2017-09-08 7:24:46 AM  
...and their Check Your Impact link leads to:

Deceptive site ahead
Attackers on trustedidpremier.com may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing your personal information (for example, passwords, phone numbers, or credit cards).

HAHAHAHAHA
 
2017-09-08 7:26:28 AM  
Is this supposed to be a joke?  An IQ test?  Or is money getting so tight, that Drew is selling space to Russian ID theft scammers?
 
2017-09-08 7:27:11 AM  

Chompachangas: [img.fark.net image 850x580]Hrmmmm...


Well that sucks.....
 
2017-09-08 7:27:26 AM  
I've come to the conclusion that the only prayer you have of not being hacked is to not connect your system to the internet, and even THAT is no guarantee. Some folks just discovered they can indetectably give your Amazon Echo commands by emitting them ultrasonically. Perfect security would mean you have to be smarter than the entire damned world.
 
2017-09-08 7:28:23 AM  

MyMindIsGoingDave: That website sucks.  I put my info in and it said to come back at a certain date to register for ID protection.  This is something like the 4th set of free ID protection I have.


Keep in mind, their "free" ID protections comes with terms that effectively indemnifies Equifax for any wrongdoing.
 
2017-09-08 7:30:32 AM  

jjorsett: I've come to the conclusion that the only prayer you have of not being hacked is to not connect your system to the internet, and even THAT is no guarantee. Some folks just discovered they can indetectably give your Amazon Echo commands by emitting them ultrasonically. Perfect security would mean you have to be smarter than the entire damned world.


I just use cash .
 
2017-09-08 7:30:39 AM  
You couldn't fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had a electrified fooling machine.
 
2017-09-08 7:31:11 AM  
Hell, just type your SSN into this thread, and I'll check it for you for free.
 
2017-09-08 7:32:29 AM  

MyMindIsGoingDave: That website sucks.  I put my info in and it said to come back at a certain date to register for ID protection.  This is something like the 4th set of free ID protection I have.


They're trying to space out the people signing up. With 323,000,000 potential users who suddenly want on, think what the load is going to be.
 
2017-09-08 7:34:34 AM  
Wtf is this shiat?

Says I may be impacted BUT WAIT! Theyll sign me up for some totally free credit monitoring, if I just go ahead and give them all my identifying information they couldn't secure in the first place.

Again...what the fark is this shiat? That's how you respond to a major data breach? Offering to take everyone's personal info again for your 'free' credit monitoring service?

Fark that, where do I sign up for the lawsuit?
 
2017-09-08 7:34:56 AM  

born_yesterday: Hell, just type your SSN into this thread, and I'll check it for you for free.


Also, don't forget that Fark protects your SSN whenever you enter it with asterisks

Example:

Mine ***-**-****
My WIfes ***-**-****
 
2017-09-08 7:35:13 AM  
That is the same page that I get if I go to Equifax website directly and navigate from there.
 
2017-09-08 7:35:36 AM  
All you need to do for free credit protection is give them your full name, date of birth, SS number and mothers maiden name.
Or you could save time by giving directly to the scammers.
 
2017-09-08 7:36:13 AM  

js34603: Wtf is this shiat?

Says I may be impacted BUT WAIT! Theyll sign me up for some totally free credit monitoring, if I just go ahead and give them all my identifying information they couldn't secure in the first place.

Again...what the fark is this shiat? That's how you respond to a major data breach? Offering to take everyone's personal info again for your 'free' credit monitoring service?

Fark that, where do I sign up for the lawsuit?


This.  They're getting sued into oblivion.

/who am I kidding, I'll wind up with a $15 coupon for credit monitoring
 
2017-09-08 7:36:19 AM  
Based on the information provided, we believe that your personal information was not impacted by this incident.

I was going to feel sorry for whoever stole my identity but I'm not even worth enough to bother with stealing anymore.
 
2017-09-08 7:37:53 AM  

js34603: Wtf is this shiat?

Says I may be impacted BUT WAIT! Theyll sign me up for some totally free credit monitoring, if I just go ahead and give them all my identifying information they couldn't secure in the first place.

Again...what the fark is this shiat? That's how you respond to a major data breach? Offering to take everyone's personal info again for your 'free' credit monitoring service?

Fark that, where do I sign up for the lawsuit?


Why, you want to make some law firm wealthy beyond avarice while you and your class members get ... wait for it ... an offer for free credit monitoring? Cuz that's how these things tend to play out.
 
2017-09-08 7:39:25 AM  
Oh there's a great idea. Have a site, that isn't the actual Equifax site, and ask for personal info. Either they suck, subby sucks, or both.  I think I know the answer.
 
2017-09-08 7:39:57 AM  
The Equifax terms of use indicate you can opt out of arbitration by sending them a letter.  Not sure if this includes their monitoring service.

/already get monitoring free from my employer
 
2017-09-08 7:40:37 AM  
It's a stock wordpress site, I'm calling by the end of business today the "You can't join a class action against us" legalese is changed to "HAIL HYDRA"
 
2017-09-08 7:42:46 AM  

jjorsett: I've come to the conclusion that the only prayer you have of not being hacked is to not connect your system to the internet, and even THAT is no guarantee. Some folks just discovered they can indetectably give your Amazon Echo commands by emitting them ultrasonically. Perfect security would mean you have to be smarter than the entire damned world.


If you've been to a hospital, your info is probably already out there. What you personally do can only mitigate so much.
 
2017-09-08 7:43:16 AM  

Chompachangas: [img.fark.net image 850x580]Hrmmmm...


Same here...
 
2017-09-08 7:43:21 AM  
Are you an adult in America who has ever applied for any sort of credit line in the US whatsoever -e.g. credit cards, personal loan, car loan, cable contract, phone contract, water/electricity/gas to your house? IOW do you have a credit score?

Yes! : Bad luck! Your data was included in the breach. Have fun regularly reviewing your credit reports from fraud and identity theft for the rest of your life :)

No... : Good news - like literally tens of other people your data wasn't compromised.
 
2017-09-08 7:43:25 AM  
Just enter you name, social security number, bank routing and account numbers, and ATM pin and they'll confirm whether your identity has been hacked...
 
2017-09-08 7:44:14 AM  
All you have to do is enter your SSN and other personal information, including penor size. Seems legit.
 
2017-09-08 7:44:26 AM  
Google Equifax, go directly to their site, then follow the link to get to the id monitoring from the top of the page.
Leads to the same site, but when dealing with sensitive info, starting at the site directly is best practice. Much like how you should go directly to a bank website when you get an email from them instead of clicking any link in said email.
 
2017-09-08 7:49:32 AM  
This is the third time a big company has let my personal data get hacked.  fark you guys.   All of you.
 
2017-09-08 7:52:24 AM  
Great job there, subby.  Thank you for finding!

According to that link, both my wife and I were among the gazillion people.  So I will be taking advantage of their free service to protect me from cybersecurity threats like the one they just exposed us all to.

They make it sound like they are doing everyone a favor.  In reality, they HAD BETTER give that shiat out for free!
 
2017-09-08 7:54:11 AM  

bigfatbuddhist: Chompachangas: [img.fark.net image 850x580]Hrmmmm...

Same here...


Didn't happen to me yesterday when the site was first floating around, but it is today. Is this Chrome being over protective because the site asks for a partial SS#? Safari takes me to the "correct" page
 
2017-09-08 7:56:01 AM  
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2017-09-08 7:57:22 AM  
Even assuming this site is on the up-and-up ...

Yeah, using the aftermath of a breach to push services sounds like something these companies would do.  Even if they're not charging you right now, they will try later, and you can bet your sweet ass they'll be swapping collected information with others and cash gets involved somewhere.
 
2017-09-08 7:58:34 AM  
It seems to me that the real problem with identity theft is how it's handled.  It's completely backwards.

Someone can come and use your SS#, or whatever, to sign up for a bunch of credit cards.  And they can get away with that with no problem.  No backup.  No actual proof.  Then YOU have to jump through hoops and pay $1000s to prove that was in fact not you who did that.

It seems to me that the burden should be on the person that gave out credit, or whatever, without proper ID checking.

It sorta goes back to how a bank can take your money by accident instantly, but it takes 5 business days to return it to you.
 
2017-09-08 8:00:07 AM  
It's great that we have no say as to whether or not these assholes have our information.
 
2017-09-08 8:01:09 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: This is the third time a big company has let my personal data get hacked.  fark you guys.   All of you.


What did I do?
 
2017-09-08 8:01:10 AM  

Pichu0102: Google Equifax, go directly to their site, then follow the link to get to the id monitoring from the top of the page.
Leads to the same site, but when dealing with sensitive info, starting at the site directly is best practice. Much like how you should go directly to a bank website when you get an email from them instead of clicking any link in said email.


Except that they were hacked, so who's to say this isn't some link inserted into their site to finish the job of getting your personal info? "trustedpremier.com" doesn't have a valid certificate and sounds shady all by itself. Why even send you to any other web site? Why send you to "equifaxsecurity2017.com"? That SCREAMS phishing attack.

I really, really hate asshole companies that do this sort of thing. Equifax needs to fire everybody who does their IT - and blacklist every single one of their "information security" people. Sloppy, unprofessional and it feels downright criminal.

I say this as a senior software engineer currently working in the financial industry, and holding a security clearance, along with Security+ certification (having worked on a government/military contract for 10 years before this job).
 
2017-09-08 8:01:23 AM  

probesport: born_yesterday: Hell, just type your SSN into this thread, and I'll check it for you for free.

Also, don't forget that Fark protects your SSN whenever you enter it with asterisks

Example:

Mine ***-**-****
My WIfes ***-**-****


And it does the same thing with your FARK password too.

Username: puckrock2000
Password: JustinBieber#1Fan!

/dammit!
 
2017-09-08 8:05:19 AM  

jjorsett: MyMindIsGoingDave: That website sucks.  I put my info in and it said to come back at a certain date to register for ID protection.  This is something like the 4th set of free ID protection I have.

They're trying to space out the people signing up. With 323,000,000 potential users who suddenly want on, think what the load is going to be.


The load from 300,000,000+ ... we'd have to ask your mom what that's going to be like
 
2017-09-08 8:06:34 AM  

puckrock2000: probesport: born_yesterday: Hell, just type your SSN into this thread, and I'll check it for you for free.

Also, don't forget that Fark protects your SSN whenever you enter it with asterisks

Example:

Mine ***-**-****
My WIfes ***-**-****

And it does the same thing with your FARK password too.

Username: puckrock2000
Password: JustinBieber#1Fan!

/dammit!


That's been gone for some time so you may want to change your password. It only matches the hash for credit cards and SSN now.
 
2017-09-08 8:07:00 AM  

puckrock2000: probesport: born_yesterday: Hell, just type your SSN into this thread, and I'll check it for you for free.

Also, don't forget that Fark protects your SSN whenever you enter it with asterisks

Example:

Mine ***-**-****
My WIfes ***-**-****

And it does the same thing with your FARK password too.

Username: puckrock2000
Password: JustinBieber#1Fan!

/dammit!


My soc is so old there are letters so i hope the filter works: hunter2
 
2017-09-08 8:07:49 AM  
It said I may have been affected, but I don't use Equifax
 
2017-09-08 8:09:11 AM  
Apparently I was impacted. Those poor thieves.
 
2017-09-08 8:09:21 AM  

Crewmannumber6: It said I may have been affected, but I don't use Equifax


Live alone on a remote island with no possessions I assume?
 
2017-09-08 8:10:05 AM  

jjorsett: js34603: Wtf is this shiat?

Says I may be impacted BUT WAIT! Theyll sign me up for some totally free credit monitoring, if I just go ahead and give them all my identifying information they couldn't secure in the first place.

Again...what the fark is this shiat? That's how you respond to a major data breach? Offering to take everyone's personal info again for your 'free' credit monitoring service?

Fark that, where do I sign up for the lawsuit?

Why, you want to make some law firm wealthy beyond avarice while you and your class members get ... wait for it ... an offer for free credit monitoring? Cuz that's how these things tend to play out.


I suppose that depends on what happens with my data they couldn't secure doesn't it?

If my identity is stolen and thousands of dollars of shiat gets bought in my name, that I then have to spend thousands to clear up, you can bet I'm getting more than free credit monitoring out of it.

Besides wtf do I care if a law firm makes money? I'm not paying them, the people who failed to secure my personal data are going to be paying them.
 
2017-09-08 8:10:39 AM  
Just a FYI.......  If you sign up for their ID monitoring, you forfeit the right to sue them.

I looked but I only see the bog standard "You waive being able to sue us, lol, arbitration" language.  I'm seeking clarification now.

/credits to a Flyertalk thread... can't link it because it's in the private active-members-only-section.
 
2017-09-08 8:13:17 AM  
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2017-09-08 8:14:58 AM  

Crewmannumber6: It said I may have been affected, but I don't use Equifax


That's true that you don't use Equifax. Equifax uses you. They are a credit reporting agency, so if you have a line of credit, you more than likely have an account with them, whether you like it or not.
 
2017-09-08 8:19:02 AM  

Crewmannumber6: It said I may have been affected, but I don't use Equifax


If you have a credit rating, any kind of credit at all, then you're probably in their database.

So outside of most children, almost everyone.  Maybe a few homeless people will slip through the cracks.
 
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