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Credit giant Equifax says Social Security numbers, birth dates of 143 million consumers may have been exposed – Los Angeles Times

Credit giant Equifax says Social Security numbers, birth dates of 143 million consumers may have been exposed – Los Angeles Times

Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting firms, announced Thursday that its computer systems had been breached, leading to the unauthorized accessing of Social Security numbers and birth dates of up to 143 million U.S. consumers. The Atlanta-based company said the intrusion — enabled by a website vulnerability ...

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Hackers access database that has personal data for 143 million Americans from credit reporting agency Equifax – Washington Post

Hackers access database that has personal data for 143 million Americans from credit reporting agency Equifax – Washington Post

(AP Photo/Mike Stewart) Criminal hackers gained access to files including sensitive personal data for 143 million Americans— Social Security numbers, birth dates and home addresses — by penetrating a Web-based application for Equifax, the credit reporting agency said Thursday. The breach, which the company said began in May, was discovered ...

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