Thursday September 07, 2017

Equifax Data Breach Exposes Personal Information of 143 Million

Another day, another huge data breach. This time Equifax, which is a company that has data on damn near every person in North America. Enjoy! Thanks cageymaru.

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Equifax (EFX) said Thursday that hackers have gained access to personal information belonging to 143 million U.S. consumers after exploiting a vulnerability on the credit bureau's website.

The hack occurred between mid-May and July, according to Equifax, one of the nation's biggest credit reporting agencies. The leaked information includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and in some cases driver's license numbers.

UPDATE: It seems as though three Euqifax managers sold stock before the hack was revealed. Hmmm.