Equifax Lost More Consumer Data Than It Told the Public

Source: Report: Equifax Lost Even More Information on Consumers Than It Told the Public









Confidential documents filed with the Senate Banking Committee suggest that Equifax could have lost considerably more personal information about over 145 million Americans to hackers than it’s publicly let on, CNN Money reported.

While Equifax had disclosed that names, dates of birth, and Social Security numbers might have been compromised, as well as some drivers’ license numbers, the documents reveal that the license state and date of issue of those licenses might have been exposed. According to the Wall Street Journal, additional information that Equifax may have lost includes tax identification numbers (which the Internal Revenue Service sometimes assigns in lieu of an SSN) and email addresses.


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