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Equifax to Pay $18M Over Data Breach Affecting Nearly Three Million Mass. Residents

April 20, 2020

One of the largest consumer credit reporting agencies in the country has agreed to pay $18.2 million and undertake significant injunctive relief following a massive data breach in 2017 that compromised the personal information of nearly three million Massachusetts residents, Attorney General Maura Healey announced in a press release issued by her office.

The consent judgment, approved by a Suffolk Superior Court judge on April 13, resolves the AG’s 2017 lawsuit alleging that Equifax failed to patch a known vulnerability in its network, allowing hackers to infiltrate its systems and access the sensitive personal information of least 147 million consumers nationwide.

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