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The Equifax hack isn't the biggest security breach of all time, but it could be one of the worst in history for Americans

The latest Equifax hack might not be the biggest hack in recent memory, but it could be one of the worst in substance. That's because the Equifax hack contains arguably the most sensitive data about individuals – about 143 million of them – including social security numbers, full names, addresses, birth dates, and even drivers licenses and credit card numbers for some.
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