|Company name||Equifax Inc.|
NEW YORK, September 8, 2017 – Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. is investigating potential claims against Equifax Inc.(NASDAQ: EFX). Our investigation concerns whether Equifax has violated the federal securities laws and/or engaged in other unlawful business practices.
On September 7, 2017, after market close, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. According to an Equifax press release, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files, and, based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. Equifax further announced that they had discovered the unauthorized access on July 29, 2017.
According to SEC documents, on August 1, 2017 and August 2, 2017, prior to the disclosure of this information, three Equifax executives, John Gamble, Rodolfo Ploder, and Joseph Laughran, sold almost $2 million worth of stock combined.
Following this news, shares of Equifax fell $19.49 per share, or 13.66%, to close at $123.23 per share on September 8, 2017.
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