June 16, 2005 4:44 PM PDT
Canadian credit agency reports data breach
This is not the first data security mishap at Equifax Canada. In March last year the company, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Equifax, warned that the credit reports of about 1,400 consumers had been accessed by criminals posing as legitimate credit grantors. Both cases have been reported to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, according to Equifax.