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Hackers access database that has personal data for 143 million Americans from credit reporting agency Equifax

Criminal hackers gained access to files that include the sensitive personal data — Social Security numbers, birth dates and home addresses — of 143 million Americans by penetrating a Web-based application for Equifax, the credit reporting agency said Thursday. The breach, which the company said began in May, was discovered in July. Though Equifax said in […]
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