This month, Equifax revealed that it had suffered a huge breach of data, where people's sensitive personal information had been leaked into the void. The event compromised the personal information of almost 143 million Americans, which is basically half of the country. People's credit card numbers, social security numbers, drivers licenses, birth dates, and addresses got into the hands of hackers. This was especially bad because those are exactly the pieces of information you need to verify that you are ...well, you. And despite this huge data spill, Equifax just got a seven million dollar contract to help the IRS detect fraud. It's definitely raising some eyebrows.
One person wanted to bring attention to the fact that companies are often pardoned and given easy-outs of situations like these, and their unique way of peacefully protesting made viewers chuckle in an otherwise distressing situation.
Here's the Equifax CEO testifying at the Senate Equifax hearing yesterday.Equifax tracks credit history and helps build out credit scores that people use when they apply for things like loans, apartments, or credit cards. Notice anything out of the ordinary?
Photobombing the Equifax CEO is none other than Rich Uncle Pennybags from the world-famous board game, Monopoly.
OH MAN!!!!!! Monopoly man wipes his brow w money at #equifaxbreach hearing HAHAHA h/t @SFHuntress2017… https://t.co/cgFYReOObW— Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥 (@Shoshana Weissmann, Sloth Committee Chair 🦥)1507140258.0
Amanda stayed in the audience throughout the meeting as part of a protest by the advocacy organization Public Citizen.
I don't have video of it (yet!) but the Monopoly Man at the Equifax hearing allegedly wiped his brow with a dollar… https://t.co/w8izvrYbVb— Haley Byrd Wilt (@Haley Byrd Wilt)1507133503.0
People loved that Amanda found a way to protest and make them laugh in an otherwise dry situation.
@kylegriffin1 i got u a present i made it myself https://t.co/9pyjwCf5Vm— universal бae(sic) income (@universal бae(sic) income)1507136592.0
Amanda even chased the CEO down after the hearing to try and give him wads of fake cash, meant to symbolize the deal Equifax just made with the IRS.
Hello! The Monopoly Man is here to raise attention to Equifax's get-out-of-jail-free card, forced arb.… https://t.co/QR85TrDaEA— Ian Madrigal - The Monopoly Man (@Ian Madrigal - The Monopoly Man)1507128524.0