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Equifax Canada, 600 credit histories, hacker

CBC is reporting “Hacker accesses files at Equifax:”

A computer hacker has accessed the files of about 600 consumers at Equifax Canada, one of Canada’s major credit bureaus. Most of the files are for consumers from British Columbia.

Better Business Bureau spokesperson Sheila Chernesky said personal financial information is being gathered all the time, and there isn’t much consumers can do to protect themselves.

“The credit bureau, Equifax, and the other credit bureau, Canada TransUnion, they collect information on us and we are perhaps not even aware of it,” she said.

Good thing there’s a general privacy law in Canada.

(Also, I’m experimenting with more tags.)