2.5 million more people potentially exposed in Equifax breach

first_imgMillions more people were affected by Equifax’s data breach than the credit bureau initially estimated, Equifax said on Monday.The company increased its estimate on the number of Americans whose personal information was potentially exposed to 145.5 million, some 2.5 million more than it had previously disclosed.The additional accounts were found during a forensic review by Mandiant, a cybersecurity firm hired by Equifax to investigate the attack, according to a company statement.Equifax has been reeling since its announcement last month that hackers exploited a vulnerability in its website software to access its systems and extract sensitive personal information of millions of consumers. The material that was stolen included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img

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