Equifax breach: worse than they thought
Matt Weinberger reports:
Equifax, the credit agency targeted by an infamous hack that exposed the personal data of nearly half of the population of the United States, revealed more details about the incident in a federal filing on Monday evening.
The upshot: The breach was worse than Equifax originally said.
The company originally said 143 million customers were affected; now, after reviewing all the affected data, Equifax says that it was 146.6 million people who had their name and date of birth exposed, and 145.5 million of those who had their Social Security numbers exposed.
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