Are you an Equifax breach victim? You could give up right to sue to find out [Updated]

Update (3:40p ET, 9/8): While New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the forced arbitration terms of service are “unenforceable” and should be removed, Equifax has added language to its “FAQs for Consumers” that the arbitration clause in the “Terms of Use” does not apply to “the cybersecurity incident.” Our original article appears below.

By all accounts, the Equifax data breach is, as we reported Thursday, “very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever.” The incident affects possibly as many as 143 million people.

The breach, via a security flaw on the Equifax website, included full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers in some cases. Many of the affected consumers have never even directly done business with the giant consumer credit reporting agency.

Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Leave a Reply

Read the original at Ars Technica.