Equifax Breach Resources2018-08-28T21:56:04+00:00


As news and details unfold around the enormous breach of Equifax web servers, both consumers and business are asking what to do and how this type of breach can be avoided. Here are blogs, articles, useful resources, and Virsec experts in the news. Please check back often as we update this content.


“On a scale of 1 to 10, this is a 10. It affects the whole credit system in the United States because nobody can recover it, everyone uses the same data”

Avivah Litan, VP & Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

“By consenting to submit Your Claims to arbitration, You will be forfeiting Your right to bring or participate in any class action.”

Equifax terms and conditions for receiving free credit monitoring

“I cannot recall a previous data breach in which the breached company’s public outreach and response has been so haphazard and ill-conceived as the one coming right now from big-three credit bureau Equifax, which rather clumsily announced Thursday that an intrusion jeopardized Social security numbers and other information on 143 million Americans.”

Read the full article: Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire

Brian Krebs, Krebs on Security

“This language is unacceptable and unenforceable. My staff has already contacted @Equifax to demand that they remove it.”

Twitter comments on Equifax terms for receiving free credit monitoring

Eric Schneiderman, New York Attorney General

“This is clearly a disappointing event and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do… We all know that the threats to data security are growing by the day, and while we have made significant investments in cyber security, we have more to do, and we will.”

Rick Smith, Chairman & CEO, Equifax

“Consumer credit agencies should be one of our lines of defense against cyberattacks, and it is deeply disturbing whenever a firm that holds such valuable information gets breached.”

Letter to leaders of the House Judiciary Committee