Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers Exposed

Credit Agency Equifax Cracked, 143 Million Consumers Exposed

By David Jones

Sep 8, 2017 10:04 AM PT


Consumer credit reporting agency
Equifax on Thursday said it suffered a major criminal data breach that exposed personal information of as many as 143 million consumers in the U.S. between mid-May and July of this year.

The attack exposed a range of sensitive personal data, including names, addresses, Social Security Numbers, dates of birth, and in some cases driver’s license numbers, Equifax said.
The attackers also accessed credit card data for about 209,000 consumers and credit dispute information for about 182,000 consumers.

Further, the intruders obtained a limited amount of personal information for certain people in the UK and Canada, but Equifax did not specify how many were affected.

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