Equifax

A group of 37 U.S. senators is calling for greater scrutiny of credit agency Equifax after a major data breach. The senators want to know if Equifax executives engaged in insider trading after the discovery of the breach, which exposed the personal financial data of 143 million Americans. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island is a member of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Speaking by phone from his Washington office, he said Equifax no longer deserves Americans’ trust.

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U.S. Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island is among a bipartisan group calling for a federal probe of the credit agency Equifax.

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A local cybersecurity expert is urging consumers to find out whether their personal information was compromised in a massive data breach at the credit reporting giant Equifax.