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Equifax Hack and Tech Stocks in Spotlight after Apple's Keynote

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  • (0:35) - Equifax Hack: 143 Million Americans Affected
  • (4:40) - Apple Keynote Event: Apple Watch Series 3 and Fitbit Ionic
  • (9:30) - Apple TV 4K: Amazon & Netflix
  • (14:25) - Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone X (10)
  • (19:20) - Episode Roundup:

On today’s episode of the Zacks Friday Finish Line, Content Writer Ryan McQueeney and Editor Maddy Johnson take on this week’s biggest stories, including the massive Equifax data breach and Apple’s historic keynote event.

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First up, the hosts discussed the devastating Equifax (EFX - Free Report) hack. According to the company, which is one of three major credit report agencies in the country, criminals stole consumer information like “names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers” from up to 143 million people.

Given the importance of the data that was accessed, this hack is already being considered one of the most consequential cyberattacks in history. Make sure to tune into the episode to find out more, and for further commentary, check out our report: Equifax Tanks 14% as Massive Data Breach News Surfaces.

Maddy and Ryan also chatted about Apple’s (AAPL - Free Report) keynote event and its many new product announcements. While the hosts did cover what exactly Apple unveiled, they also placed the spotlight on several other companies that are bound to be impacted by the new devices.

For example, wearable tech giant Fitbit (FIT - Free Report) was in the news after the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 3. Also, Netflix (NFLX - Free Report) and Amazon (AMZN - Free Report) are bound to feel some effects from the new Apple TV 4K. And electronics-heavy retailers like Best Buy (BBY - Free Report) could benefit from consumers looking to buy all of these new devices.

Listen to this week’s show for analysis on all these stocks, and for more info, check out all of our reporting related to Apple’s event:

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