The $125 in free money suddenly has a bunch of strings attached.
Consumer groups say the FTC engaged in the same false and deceptive behavior it’s supposed to police.
After “overwhelming” public interest, the FTC now urges users to settle for free credit monitoring instead.
147 million impacted consumers can get a modest cash payout or free credit protection services.
On Tuesday, Motherboard contacted Experian after a researcher found apparent customer data in an exposed training manual. Then the manuals went offline.
When criminal hackers keep breaking into big company networks to grab consumer data, the reason comes down to dollars and nonsense.
Stop hackers and scammers from stealing your personal information.
Last year, a security researcher alerted Equifax that anyone could have stolen the personal data of all Americans. The company failed to heed the warning.
"I think honestly they kept waiting for me to do something that was going to get me kicked out."
Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith got accused of leaving the company “with a golden parachute.”
The OPC wants to do something, but it can't.