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Friday, 08 September 2017 - 9:48
Equifax says 143m affected in data breach
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About 143 million US customers of credit report giant Equifax may have had information compromised in a cyber security breach, the company has disclosed.

Equifax said criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident.

Moreover, UK and Canadian customers were also affected.

Equifax said hackers accessed the information between mid-May and July, when the company discovered the breach.

The hackers accessed credit card numbers for about 209,000 consumers, among other information.

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