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Equifax Inc., the American multinational consumer credit reporting agency, maintains credit reports on over 200 million U.S. consumers and sells their information to lenders. The information in these files determines the consumers' credit scores. Their credit scores are among several factors lenders will use when considering loan decisions. This is why it came as such a shock when Equifax announced that over one million of its users' credit scores were incorrectly reported and sent out to lenders all over the United States, resulting in higher interest rates and denied applications.
A statement was recently released on the Japanese Nintendo’s website warning any fans who are using old hardware to stop all immediate use due to security issues. The statement confirmed that using the breached hardware leaves consumers open to potentially being “illegally accessed from the outside, or that the connected terminal may be infected with a computer virus, etc.”
Recent complaints have alluded that credit bureau Experian’s weak website security has left some customers unable to access their accounts, which have allegedly been hijacked by hackers. The company denies that their negligence was the cause of these incidents, while victims say more could have been done to prevent it.
A hurricane, by definition, is a force to be reckoned with. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina ravaged Louisiana and caused over 1,800 fatalities and $125 billion in damage making it the costliest hurricane in U.S. history. Years later in 2017, Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Louisiana, tragically killing over 100 people and causing $125 billion in damages, tieing Harvey with Katrina as the most damaging hurricanes to hit the U.S.
You’re changing the world through your innovative work at an exciting startup or technology company. Congratulations! Maybe you even have stock options and a nice bonus every year. But do you know what to do in the event of a sudden workforce reduction? <br />
A lot of us frequently use social media, and some people spend more time on it than others. But with the use of social media and the sharing of our important details and private information, there is the possibility of being targeted by hackers. Popular social media platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok and more, and all are prone to potential hacks. To prevent your social media accounts from being hacked, being aware of how you can protect yourself is key. Here we will provide our top tips for safeguarding your social media.
Companies like Facebook and Instagram are luring users in by causing users to develop dangerous and even life-threatening habits with their algorithms. What once was seen as a place to connect has now turned into a toxic minefield. However, parents and young adults are now fighting back against the harms of social media use.
View This By State. At Morgan and Morgan, we frequently get asked questions about the statute of limitations for numerous specific claims, so here are some of those answers. A statute of limitations is a law that sets a limit on the time individuals have to initiate legal proceedings when they have disputes. The laws apply to both civil and criminal proceedings. Every state or jurisdiction has its own rules concerning the length of time allowed. Additionally, statutes of limitations will vary depending on the type of offense or wrongdoing.
“People's jobs are so integral to who they are that when something happens to them in their employment, it really cuts at the fabric of their identity. We get to help them restore not just a financial sense of wellbeing but also their dignity, which may have been lost through treatment in the workplace that is supposed to be unlawful, but unfortunately happens all too often.” - Angeli Murthy
Summer jobs are a rite of passage for many teens. And while entering the workforce for the first time can help young people develop independence and meet financial needs, it comes with some unique challenges and risks. For instance, Teenagers are up to 2.3x more likely to suffer job-related injury than adult workers. Teenagers are more vulnerable to sexual harassment, sexual assaults and are frequently exposed to other illicit activities for the first time.