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The Equifax Hack: What We Know

By BenZinga
Capital Markets


In the company’s third major cyberattack since 2015, Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) surrendered data on about 143 million consumers between mid-May and late July, according to a Thursday press release.

The breach compromised about 209,000 Social Security numbers as well as credit card numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s licenses aggregated by the credit reporting firm, which tracks financial histories of both customers and non-customers alike. Core consumer and commercial credit databases were unaffected.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is allegedly tracking the intrusion, and the more than 820 …

Read more at Benzinga.

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