Equifax finds an additional 2.4 million Americans impacted by 2017 breach

Equifax finds an additional 2.4 million Americans impacted by 2017 breach

Equifax said that because the attackers appeared to be focused on obtaining social security numbers, that's what their investigation centered on during its initial phases.

This means that as many as 147.9 million consumers have been affected in some way by the breach, which amounts to about half the country.

Equifax, the credit-reporting firm that suffered a massive data breach previous year, said it will notify an additional 2.4 million US consumers that they were affected by the hack.

As it continued to analyze the stolen data, the company recently identified millions more Americans whose "names and partial driver's license information were stolen", Equifax said in its announcement today. Hackers were chiefly trying to swipe Social Security numbers, the company said.

The Republican leader of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Greg Walden of OR, said Thursday that despite "repeated" requests for documents from Equifax as a part of the committee's own probe, the credit agency has provided only partial responses.

The fallout from Equifax's 2017 mega breach continues as the company today announced it has discovered 2.4 million additional victims; they were not previously alerted that their personal information was stolen.

According to Reuters, Equifax company admitted that additional 2.4 million company's clients have been targeted by the personal and financial data theft of 2017.

Equifax says it'll reach out to the newly identified consumers and offer free credit monitoring and identity theft protection.

Thursday Equifax said it discovered another 2.4 million Americans who had their names and drivers license numbers exposed. "We are committed to regaining the trust of consumers, improving transparency, and enhancing security across our network".



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