Dem calls for Judiciary investigation into Equifax hack

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) sent a letter Friday to the House Judiciary Committee’s leadership asking for an investigation into the Equifax data breach. 

“In light of recent events, I request the Committee call upon representatives from the ‘Big Three’ credit reporting agencies — Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax — to testify not only on the breach that occurred in May 2017, but also to identify how each company is taking proactive, defensive steps to prevent such breaches in the future,” wrote Lieu. 

{mosads}Equifax reported Thursday that a hacker had access to servers that contained the names, Social Security numbers and contact information of as many as 143 million Americans — approximately half the country. Another 200,000 people had their credit card numbers pilfered. 

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