Equifax Data Breach Exposes Personal Information of 147 Million People

Company: EquifaxEquifax Data Breach 2017

Date Exposed: September 2017

Date(s) of Breach: May – July 2017

Estimated # of Impacted Consumers: 147 Million

Data Potentially Compromised:

In a filing to the SEC, the credit reporting company provided a table detailing the breach, revealing that approximately 99 million addresses and 17.6 million driver’s license numbers were exposed. The breach also exposed other information on the 147.9 million consumers affected, including …

  • Phone numbers of approximately 20.3 million consumers
  • Email addresses of approximately 1.8 million consumers
  • The gender of approximately 27.3 million consumers

(Source: Credit Karma)

Method of Breach: System hack / breach (unknown source)

 

Site(s) to Make Claims or Learn More:

You can check to see if you are affected here: https://eligibility.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/en/Eligibility

If you were affected, you can file a claim (of up to $20,000) here:
https://www.equifaxbreachsettlement.com/file-a-claim

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