Equifax Slaughtered on Twitter For Wishing Customers ‘Happy Friday’ After Data Breach


Meet Stevie. Stevie seems a pleasant sort — beginning the workday by jovially wishing everyone on Twitter a “Happy Friday.”

But Stevie happens to work for Equifax. And so, for our pal Stevie, it almost certainly will not be a happy Friday.

In case you missed it on Thursday, Equifax was hit with a massive cyberattack which — per The New York Times — potentially compromised the social security and driver license numbers for as many as 143 million people nationwide.

Stevie was in the unfortunate position of running the company’s troubleshooting Twitter account, @askequifax. Stevie began the workday with this now-deleted message:

Stevie’s happy Friday wishes did not go over well at all with the Twitterverse. Here are a few of the reactions:

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