Equifax data breach - 143 million US consumers
Equifax reports cybersecurity incident could impact 143 million Americans. It may be one of the few largest breaches in history. Hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers. Also, credit card numbers for over 209,000 consumers were accessed.
EFX discovered the breach on July 29 and the unauthorized accesses took place from mid-May until July.
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