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.
ATLANTA (AP) — Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that "criminals" exploited a U.S. website applic...
After hackers gained access to Equifax files that included sensitive personal data on 143 million Americans, the credit reporting company said Thursday it will offer free credit monitoring services to all U.S. consumers for one year...
Investors were bailing out on Equifax a day after the credit monitoring company said a data breach exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of 143 million Americans.
“Horrendous” hack of Equifax, a US firm responsible for millions of people’s credit ratings, is not the biggest in US history, but the data is the most sensitive