The agency sent inaccurate scores that hurt consumer's abilities to get loans putting the glitch down to a "coding issue."
In March, the Kaiser Family Foundation published a report which found that roughly 23 million U.S. adults have medical debt.
"Equifax lost the personal data of almost every single adult [in the U.S.]," said one Redditor, reminding readers of the company's 2017 data breach.
Consumer groups and lawmakers hope the Disaster Protection For Workers' Credit Act will help Americans who have to turn to plastic to pay the bills during the coronavirus shutdown.
After a judge awarded nearly $80 million to the attorneys, claimants in the Equifax case are unlikely to receive the $125 payout.
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The negotiated settlement, including associated fines and penalties, is the most costly agreement stemming from a data breach to date.
Capital One says data breach affected 100 million credit card applicants. A Seattle-area woman was arrested in connection with the breach.
The personal information of more than 147 million Americans was exposed following a massive security breach of consumer credit reporting agency Equifax.
A record-setting settlement allows consumers to claim up to $20,000 from Equifax, but smaller amounts can be claimed with relative ease.
FTC believes Equifax did not do enough to protect customers' personal information.