It seems like the government doesn’t really want to approve of EQUIFAX. As the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, Sherrod Brown. Called the Trump administration to consider barring the company responsible for one of the biggest cybersecurity breaches in history from having any government contracts.
“This simply is not a company that deserves to be trusted with Americans’ personal data or taxpayer dollars,” Brown wrote in a letter to Treasury debarment official Iris Cooper. His letter argued that the breach shows that Equifax is too out-of-control to be trusted with government contracts.
I mean, what else can be said besides that? The IRS already screwed up enough by giving them a chance again. But regardless of such, the company has done so many shady things that it doesn’t deserve to have the data of Americans.
EQUIFAX was responsible for selling their stocks before announcing that their data was breached at all. They also had their CEO step down from the company with around $18 Million dollars before he went into a hearing. The company’s customer support sent worried Americans to phishing websites.
Not only that, but it is also currently being investigated by the USA Department of Justice. And the person they hired to handle cybersecurity concerns was a Music major. This company isn’t just out of control, it’s literally incapable of handling anything and should be closed instead of stay running.
And the Senate agrees with the opinion. “This is an abject failure,” said Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Ind. “This is beyond abject failure, it’s a management failure.” She also added that “We have contracts being signed right in the middle of these investigations of the biggest data breach in the history of the country,”
Honestly, I couldn’t have said it better myself. EQUIFAX is not a company to be trusted with major information until they show they at least have top-notch security measures.