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Topic # 223025 9-Sep-2017 07:13
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Equifax (USA) just reported a huge hack, and that company owns Veda Advantage in NZ -- in fact they report that "3.1 million credit active individuals are on the Equifax NZ Bureau" -- that's most of us.

 

But I cannot see any way of checking on the NZ website whether data have been lost, and checking on the US website requires US Social Security numbers.

 

Does anyone know whether we are vulnerable?  How to check?  Anything?





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  Reply # 1861225 9-Sep-2017 11:11
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I very much doubt it would be impacting the NZ side. They've basically just purchased Veda and rebranded it. Some of the tools I use at work that are on the Equifax NZ site still have Veda branding all over it still. 

 

 




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  Reply # 1861353 9-Sep-2017 16:02
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tardtasticx:

 

I very much doubt it would be impacting the NZ side. They've basically just purchased Veda and rebranded it. Some of the tools I use at work that are on the Equifax NZ site still have Veda branding all over it still. 

 

 

 

I hope you are right.  Hard to know whether to believe them, as "Equifax discovered the cyberattack on 29 July but took five weeks to announce it to the public, on Thursday 7 September" (Guardian), and the company is being very unclear as to whether Canadian and UK data have been hacked.  And they are trying to avoid any class actions by getting people to sign away their rights.  

 

It all seems very squirmy to me.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1861624 10-Sep-2017 02:32
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Equifax has had class action lawsuits against them in the past for violating privacy.

 

The NZ credit reporting markets, like the debt collection markets are unregulated.

 

A lot of international organisations are setting up shop to take advantage of our lack of laws.

 

They generally do that via the Australian corporations and setup subsidiarys and holding companies in NZ.

 

If Equifax are anything like Veda, they can and do manipulate credit reports to alter credit scores.

 

As a NZ citizen I'm embarrased to say that type of conduct is allowed in NZ

 

There is simply nothing we can do, aside from not entering into contracts that use credit reporting.

 

Data selling is a tremendously profitable business.

 

 


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  Reply # 1861960 10-Sep-2017 20:39
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Ford: Data selling is a tremendously profitable business.

Apparently their impact assessment site does not work properly and gives different results every time, requires a sign up for a product and requires the user to agree not to join a class action in the t&c, some browsers report it a phishing site.

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  Reply # 1866399 14-Sep-2017 17:38
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How to hack Equifax:

 

Login ID: admin

 

Password: admin

 

That's for the Argentina office, apparently


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