BREAKING: Equifax Says Hack Exposed Social Security Numbers & Other Data From 143 Million Americans
Credit reporting firm Equifax says data breach could potentially affect 143 million U.S. consumers…
ATLANTA (AP): Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans.
The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.
It said consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers were exposed. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. consumers were also accessed. More