JAMESTOWN – One of the individuals who wants to challenge congressman Tom Reed (R-Corning, NY 23) in the 2018 elections is calling out the four-term congressman for failing to speak out against a recent security breach of a credit rating company that has reportedly affected millions of residents, including many who live in New York State.
According to Democratic Congressional candidate Eddie Sundquist of Jamestown, Millions of New Yorkers have had their private information stolen by hackers in the Equifax breach, but Congressman Tom Reed has done nothing in response.
Sundquist said it really isn’t a surprise, considering Reed has accepted almost $2.3 million dollars from the Finance, Insurance and Real Estate industry.
“Tom Reed says he is a problem solver, but it looks like he is once again looking out for his special interest donors, rather than standing up for New Yorkers who have been impacted by this breach,” said Sundquist. “Reed needs to call for a congressional investigation into possible Equifax insider trading and how to better protect New Yorkers’ information.”
According to national reports, three of Equifax’s senior executives sold $1.8 million in stocks days after they discovered the breach, but before the public knew. After the stock tanked on the news, they saved millions of dollars while the other shareholders took the hit.