The Equifax Data Breach was Even Worse Than People Thought

Last year Equifax had a data breach that resulted in the information of 145.5 million consumers being compromised.

The data breach that happened last summer was bad, but turns out it was even worse than thought.

According to a Wall Street Journal report, the company said in a document submitted to the Senate Banking Committee that cyber thieves had tax ID numbers, email addresses, and drivers’ license information.

Shares of the stock dropped on the news. An Equifax spokeswoman commented, “The Senate Banking Committee asked us a question about the extent of breach, and we provided them with a list of all of the elements we were analyzing as part of the forensic investigation. There were some additional data points affected. They were not the primary data points.”

Disclaimer: We have no position in Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) have not been compensated for this article.

Sofia Vida

Sofia has been writing for major news outlets for over 15 years. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, walking her dogs, and going to concerts.

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