Published September 07, 2017
Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday a hack exposed the personal details of potentially 143 million U.S. consumers between mid-May and July.
…accessed details including names, social security numbers, and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers.
In addition, credit card numbers of around 209,000 U.S. consumers and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information of around 182,000 U.S. consumers were accessed, the company said….
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Firm Hired to Monitor Data Breaches Is Hacked, 143 Million Social Security Numbers Stolen
By: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Sep 7 2017
“You’ll feel safer with Equifax. We’re the leading provider of data breach services, serving more than 500 organizations with security breach events everyday,” its website advertises.
The company revealed that hackers broke into its servers in mid May and went undetected until July. The cybercriminals also stole some driver’s license numbers, and around 209,000 credit card numbers, according to the company’s release, which was posted on a custom website called “equifaxsecurity2017.com”.
Equifax also launched a site that allows consumers to check if they’ve been impacted by the breach, which asks for a person’s last name and the last six digits of their SSN.