Response to Equifax Data Breach

The Nebraska Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is warning over 700,000 Nebraska consumers who may by impacted by the massive security breach at Equifax, Inc. to take steps to protect their identities. On July 29, 2017, Equifax discovered that hackers had exploited a vulnerability in one of Equifax’s online portals and gained access to the personal information of 143 million consumers nationwide.  The information accessed included names, addresses, Social Security numbers, birth dates, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.   

Lenovo Settlement

Nebraska Joins $3.5M Settlement with Lenovo over Installation of Hacker-vulnerable Software on Laptop Computer

Attorney General Doug Peterson announced today that Nebraska has joined 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing software on laptop computers sold to Nebraska consumers that made consumers' personal information vulnerable to hackers.