The data breach put the role of private credit scores into the public consciousness, with Ocasio-Cortez tweeting out against the industry on Saturday:

The company was also sued by the renowned short-seller Carson Block, the founder of Muddy Waters Capital, over the scandal.

A short-seller borrows shares, sells them, waits for the stock to fall, and then repurchases them at the lower price. The short-seller then returns them to the lender and pockets the difference.

Equifax reports in early March. Business Insider has attempted to contact Equifax for comment.

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