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Even when these cases do result in a win for the plaintiff class, it can take years.After Krebs On Security broke the story in 2013 that Experian had given access to 200 million consumer records to Vietnamese man running an identity theft service, two different law firms filed class action suits against Experian.
It’s my view that these class action lawsuits serve principally to take the pressure off of lawmakers and regulators to do something that might actually prevent more sloppy security practices in the future for the culpable companies.
Ray Watson, a cybersecurity researcher who messaged me this morning on Twitter about this curiosity, said it is likely that Mandiant has been registering domains that might be attractive to phishers hoping to take advantage of public attention to the breach and spoof Equifax’s domain.
Watson said it’s equally likely the domain was registered to keep it out of the hands of people who may be looking for domain names they can use to lampoon Equifax for its breach.
In 2015, a breach at Experian jeopardized the personal data on at least 15 million consumers.
Speaking of Experian, the company is now taking advantage of public fear over the breach — via hashtag #equifaxbreach, for example — to sign people up for their cleverly-named “Credit Lock” subscription service (again, hat tip to @rayjwatson).
One interesting domain that was registered on Sept.