2.5 Million More People Potentially Exposed in Equifax Breach - ABI

Equifax said yesterday that millions more people were affected by the credit bureau’s data breach than Equifax initially estimated, the New York Times reported today. 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. The material that was stolen included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.

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