Equifax Identifies Additional 2.4 Million Affected by 2017 Breach - ABI

Equifax Inc. said that more U.S. consumers were affected by its massive data breach last year than originally disclosed, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company said yesterday that it identified around 2.4 million Americans whose names and partial driver’s license information were stolen. The company in a statement said the consumers affected “were not in the previously identified” population of cyberattack victims. That brings the total number of U.S. consumers whose personal information was compromised by the breach to 147.9 million, up from 145.5 million previously. This is the second revision to the numbers that the company has made since disclosing the breach in September. Equifax had initially said approximately 143 million Americans had been affected.

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