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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.

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Krebs On Security is still awaiting word from an actual lawyer who’s looking at this contract, but let me offer my own two cents on this. ET: Equifax has updated their breach alert page to include the following response in regard to the unclear legalese: “In response to consumer inquiries, we have made it clear that the arbitration clause and class action waiver included in the Equifax and Trusted ID Premier terms of use does not apply to this cybersecurity incident.” Equifax will almost certainly see itself the target of multiple class action lawsuits as a result of this breach, but there is no guarantee those lawsuits will go the distance and result in a monetary windfall for affected consumers.Others (myself included) received not a yes or no answer to the question of whether we were impacted, but instead a message that credit monitoring services we were eligible for were not available and to check back later in the month. In this case, Equifax appears to have hired global PR firm Edelman PR. Until just a couple of hours ago, the copy of Word Press installed at equifaxsecurity2017included a publicly accessible user database entry showing a user named “Edelman” was the first (and only? I reached out to Edelman for more information and will update this story when I hear from them.The site asked users to enter their last name and last six digits of their SSN, but at the prompting of a reader’s comment I confirmed that just entering gibberish names and numbers produced the same result as the one I saw when I entered my real information: Come back on Sept. In its breach disclosure Thursday, Equifax said it hired an outside computer security forensic firm to investigate as soon as it discovered unauthorized access to its Web site.This site, mandated by Congress, gives consumers the right to one free credit report from each of the three major bureaus (Equifax, Trans Union and Experian) every year.Second, all consumers have a right to request that the bureaus “freeze” their credit files, which bars potential creditors or anyone else from viewing your credit history or credit file unless you thaw the freeze (temporarily or permanently).That case was ultimately tossed out of federal court and remanded to state court, where it is ongoing. To close out the subject of civil lawsuits as a way to hold companies accountable for sloppy security, class actions — even when successful — rarely result in much of a financial benefit for affected consumers (very often the “reward” is a gift card or two-digit dollar amount per victim), while greatly enriching law firms that file the suits.

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.