Senate Finance Chairman Orrin Hatch told reporters that "it's irresponsible for the IRS to turn over millions in taxpayer dollars to a company that has yet to offer a succinct answer on how at least 145 million Americans had personally identifiable information exposed".
Equifax is trying to help consumers while also fixing its security systems, he said.
"I was advised Sunday that the analysis of the number of consumers potentially impacted by the cybersecurity incident has been completed, and I directed that the results be promptly released", said interim chief executive Paulino do Rego Barros Jr.
Representative Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat, said the attack should prompt a broader conversation about credit agencies, which collect credit data on consumers from businesses often without people's knowledge.
We will likely continue to see bad news in the aftermath of Equifax's confession of exposing more than 143 million individuals personal data.
Late Monday, Equifax said an independent review had boosted the number of potentially affected US consumers by 2.5 million to 145.5 million.
Smith said that the US should transition away from using Social Security numbers as the standard for identity verification.
"Consumers do not have any say in whether or not Equifax collects and shares their data, and that's what makes this breach so concerning", Rep. Consumers don't have the ability to remove their information from Equifax's databases because it's furnished by banks and telecommunications companies.
Marilyn Manson Injured by Falling Stage Prop in NY Marilyn Manson has canceled nine concert dates from his Heaven Upside Down Tour following his on-stage accident in NY . Manson's new album Heaven Upside Down comes out this Friday (10/6) via Loma Vista. "Heading home.
The IRS has suffered its own embarrassing breaches, with the agency announcing on 6 April that the personal data of up to 100,000 U.S. taxpayers could have been compromised.
The company is still investigating why the subsequent scan did not detect the vulnerability, but written testimony indicates it took place the following week, on March 15th.
Smith noted that in addition to his departure, the company's chief information officer and chief security officer also left the company following the breach. "Forty eight states have implemented laws that require consumers to be notified of security breaches", Matsui said.
During Monday's hearing, Smith apologized for the breach but also downplayed the seriousness of the problem. "I think that way is something different than an SSN, a date of birth and a name", he said, according to Bloomberg.
Roku announces its 2017 range of streaming players There's an Ethernet port, a remote with a headphone jack, and the device is expandable through the use of microSD or USB storage. There's also a small non-4K Streaming Stick which packs a quad-core processor and an 802.11 AC dual-band Wi-Fi antenna.
That was impressive given that Green Bay essentially fielded a starting five of four guards and center Corey Linsley . Chuck Supple is in Green Bay rooting for the Bears , the Packers' opponent on "Thursday Night Football ".
This summer, in an interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Kardashian said "anyone can run the USA better". Thousands more Puerto Ricans got water and rationed food Friday as an aid bottleneck began to ease.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has claimed his side are still title challengers despite their poor form this autumn. Gerrard has also been impressed with the manner of the player adding, "I love the player and I love the character".
That's why my team spends a lot of time thinking about ways we can make deliveries faster and more convenient for customers. The retailer announced today that it has acquired technology-based, same-day, and last-mile delivery company Parcel .
Mr Bolton did, however, signal he could be the latest in a long line of Ukip leaders to act as a scourge of liberals. Bolton, a former police officer who also served in the army, is the fourth leader of UKIP in just over a year.
A woman tied to the man responsible for a massacre at a Las Vegas concert has a Memphis connection, FOX13 has learned. The wife of Stephen Paddock , a time desired by the forces of the order, was located "abroad", he said.
Similarly, Ricciardo managed to overtake Valtteri Bottas early on and held onto his position for the entirety of the race. It was Hamilton's fourth straight podium in Malaysia, fifth overall and seemingly one of the toughest.
In a press release on Monday morning, police said that at least 406 people had been taken to the hospital following the shooting. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a tweet that they had located the person of interest.
Gran Turismo Sport Demo Launching Next Week and Will Be Timed
Players will have until October 12 to check the game out via the demo, but after that date the demo will no longer be available. We are excited to announce a free GT Sport 4-day demo, available via PlayStation Store from October 9th through October 12th.
Famous Five... Malaysian Grands Prix
But retired champion Nico Rosberg recovered to third previous year after a spin at the start dropped him to the back of the field. With less than 10 minutes before qualifying, Ferrari's mechanics hurriedly wheeled Raikkonen's vehicle back to the garage.
Three US scientists win Nobel Prize in Medicine
Three Americans shared the Nobel Prize in medicine or physiology, which like the other prizes now amounts to SEK 9 million. When the Nobel committee told Rosbach that he won the prize, he reportedly said : "You are kidding me".
Alvaro Morata pulls out of Spain squad
The Spanish national team have revealed the extent of Alvaro Morata's injury after suffering a hamstring injury ( via The Metro ). Against pointless and goalless Crystal Palace , you would imagine Chelsea should beat the Eagles with or without Alvaro Morata.