The Federal Reserve said total consumer credit rose by 10% in May. And lenders issued roughly 6 million new credit cards in March, according to Equifax.
Cybersecurity experts say there are lots of reasons China might have wanted that data, including to help identify American spies.
Cyber security experts warn that consumers are as vulnerable to hacking now as they were back then.
The three major credit agencies now allow you to freeze your credit for free.
The breach affected 147 million people. Here's what's happened since.
Many consumers are keeping their credit frozen, just to be safe.
The New York Fed says fewer kinds of missed payments are showing up on credit scores.
This week, the Treasury Department issued recommendations to protect consumers from big data breaches, like the ones we’ve seen at Equifax and Target. Among the Treasury Department’s recommendations: creating a national standard for handling the aftermath of data breaches. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac consider one credit score when determining the creditworthiness of mortgage applicants: FICO. Some members of Congress want to change that by adding a provision to a bank deregulation bill that would require Fannie and Freddie to also look at applicants’ VantageScore. The company that calculates VantageScores is […]
Here are three reasons why there should be breach-notification law.