Equifax did everything wrong, and John Oliver is here to prove it.
On last night’s Last Week Tonight, Oliver took on the credit reporting agency Equifax—you know, the one that made it easy for hackers to obtain half of the American population’s social security numbers—and Oliver did not hold back.
Equifax’s incompetence and blatant profiteering truly knows no bounds, starting with their executives, who sold off $2 million in shares of the company days after the hack. (They denied they knew about the hack at the time.) Oliver starts there, talking about how Equifax were alerted that they had a security vulnerability, and then mentions numerous other ways that Equifax fucked up. It’s a fun time. Sort of.
At the end of the video, which you can watch above, Oliver takes the time to remind viewers that Consumer Advocacy says the smartest move to make is freezing their accounts with all three of the big credit reporting agencies (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian). You might want to go do that.