Credit reporting agency Equifax said Thursday that hackers have breached personal information belonging to 143 million Americans.
That means that roughly 44 percent of the country's population may have had their social security, credit card, or driver's license number compromised along with various other pieces of identifying data.
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Equifax is asking its customers to visit a special website (equifaxsecurity2017.
Hackers stole Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver license numbers, credit card information and documents from 143 million US consumers using Equifax.
Almost half of the US population may have been affected by the massive Equifax data breach, with the credit bureau revealing the personal info for as many as 143 million customers may have been exposed. Even as a handful of its top ...
The credit reporting firm, which serves approximately half of the U.S. population, says 143 million consumers birthdays, Social Security numbers, addresses, and driver's license numbers were exposed in addition to 209,000 credit car...
Hackers have stolen Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, credit card info and more from potentially up to 143 million people.