Thomas Fox-Brewster: Richard F. Smith, chief executive officer of Equifax Inc. says the company needs to do more to protect customer data from hackers.
The leak of data on as many as 143 million Americans, announced by Equifax yesterday, was not the first rodeo for the credit monitoring and (irony alert) breach recovery firm.
It’s had problems protecting its customers’ information dating back years.
In one case, it had to change its ways following a class action lawsuit over an alleged lapse in security.
That suit related to a…