Equifax Confirms Security Breach Leaking Personal Info Of 143 Million People

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In one of the most massive cases of cyber security breach in recent history, American credit-rating company Equifax confirmed a data hack that took place between May and July. The breach was identified on 29th July but by then personal data for 143 million customers were exposed. The exposed data includes customers’ name, social security number, driver’s license number. Credit card numbers of 209,000 customers were also exposed. Customers from the US, Canada and UK were among the impacted.

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Richard F. Smith, chairman and CEO of Equifax said in a statement, “This is clearly a disappointing event for our company and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do.” A large number of people are unaware of this breach impacting them as Equifax collects data from a large number of banks, credit card companies and other sources. Equifax has released an URL where a customer can check if their account is one of those exposed by entering their name and last six digits of social security number.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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