The FTC is officially investigating the Equifax breach

Kate Roddy reports:

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Thursday it has launched an investigation into Equifax’s massive data breach, where hackers gained access to the personal information of approximately 143 million U.S. consumers.

In an email statement Thursday, FTC spokesman Peter Kaplan said “The FTC typically does not comment on ongoing investigations. However, in light of the intense public interest and the potential impact of this matter, I can confirm that FTC staff is investigating the Equifax data breach.”

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