Now, researchers have discovered that the personal information of thousands of Argentinians may be at risk too due to lax Equifax security practices.
However, Equifax Canada's customer service agents have told callers that only Canadians who have had dealings in the United States are likely to have had their information compromised in the data breach. Shares of rival Experian Plc, which trade in London, dropped as much as 6.4 percent on Thursday. The agency typically doesn't comment on ongoing investigations, but confirmed the inquiry in light of "intense public interest and the potential impact of this matter", spokesman Peter Kaplan said in an emailed statement. However, Equifax stated that the three executives were not aware of the breach when their stock was sold.
The Federal Trade Commission said on 14 September it has opened an investigation into the massive data breach at Equifax Inc, in a rare public disclosure that sent shares tumbling to their lowest in more than two years.
The Apache software is widely used by companies to help build websites. Since the company is holding off the details of its investigation, security experts believe that the attack possibly happened after the patch was made available since it was then widely distributed and publicized.
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