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Equifax Credit Ratings Agency Hack Exposes Sensitive Personal Data of 143 Million Americans

The credit reporting agency Equifax announced a data breach Thursday that began in May and exposed the sensitive data—including the Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, birth dates, addresses, among other personal data—of 143 million Americans. Hackers were able to exploit an application on the company’s website to gain access to private information of American, British, and Canadian customers.
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