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Equifax Data Breach Was Bigger Than Previously Reported

Consumer Reports

Equifax hackers reportedly accessed more personal information than previously disclosed, but the additional breach may not have put consumers at more risk than they already are, a cybersecurity expert says.

The credit rating agency, which disclosed the massive hack in September, reported the additional breaches in documents submitted to the Senate Banking Committee, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

In addition to the data that had previously been disclosed, hackers were able to access “tax identification numbers, email addresses and drivers’ license information beyond the license numbers,” the Journal said.


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