Equifax, a major US credit reporting service on Thursday announced it was hacked somewhere between May 2017 and June 2017. Executives have used the intervening time to sell their shares in the company, probably committing the crime of insider trading in the process. Financial and personal data of up to 143 million US citizens have been compromised, meaning even if the capital of the company ($6.6B) was liquidated in a class action, victims would receive less that $50. Identity theft will now likely rise in the USA at least in the short term.
It appear that Britis
It appear that 44 million British credit record may also be affected.