FTC Looking Into Equifax Hack

There's an active investigation from the FTC into the Equifax hack, which compromised the personal data of up to 143 million people. Equifax revealed last week that hackers could have stolen Social Security numbers and other kinds of sensitive info.

The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations. However, in light of the intense public interest and the potential impact of this matter, I can confirm that FTC staff is investigating the Equifax breach, - FTC

Equifax's data breach took place between May and July. Along with some data on 143 million people being compromised, the hackers accessed credit card numbers for 209,000 people and other personal documents for 182,000.

Adding to the problem, three of the company's top executives sold $2 million worth of Equifax stock just before they claimed to have learned of the breach.