143 million hacked, Equifax hack exposes 143 million Americans’ data

SAN FRANCISCO – Credit monitoring company Equifax has been hit by a high-tech heist that exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information about 143 million Americans.

143 million hacked, Hackers Accessed The Personal Data Of 143

Equifax announced Thursday that its systems were hacked in May, exposing 143 million consumers’ personal information. Mike Stewart, AP

The ineptitude of Equifax following a data breach impacting 143 million people is galling. At least Equifax gave us a playbook for how not to handle a breach.

OK, I had to use the word ‘Hacked’. Sorry. How else can you say it? The full headline is: Giant Equifax data breach: 143 million people could be affected. Which is an understatement. How can they downplay 143 million records? Either it happened or it did not. How can one be unsure about 143 million

As reported yesterday, the credit reporting agency Equifax was hacked by unknown attackers.Now, it is being reported that the credit giant has been slapped with a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit over the data breach in which personal details of 143 million consumers was stolen – This is over 40% of the entire population of the United States.

Equifax is a national credit bureau which has access to over 820 million consumers’ data worldwide. And it just got hacked.

Equifax said 143 million American’s financial records, 209,000 credit cards records, and 182,000 individual’s personally identifiable information were stolen when hackers breach their website. Based upon previous breaches of this kind we expect these numbers to go up over time.

Breaking – Equifax says 143 million hacked, SSN’s, everything. It’s on Bloomberg at this moment. Oh crap.. [link to www.bloomberg.com (secure)]

143 Million Americans’ credit history hacked and possibly violated, Hacking of 143 million Americans credit history is extremely damaging and a huge issue to handle. Apparently, this will constitute a physical and psychological breakdown to the victims of this evil attack.

143 million hacked, Equifax Hacked: 143 Million Identities Stolen

Equifax Hacked: 143 Million Identities Stolen. September 7, 2017 by CreditFirm.net Filed under Blogs, Identity Theft. Leave a comment. Thursday September 7, 2017 – Equifax reveals that sometime between May and July of 2017, criminals hacked their system by exploiting a vulnerability in a website application to gain access to

Equifax said 143 million American’s financial records, 209,000 credit cards records, and 182,000 individual’s personally identifiable information were stolen when hackers breach their website. Based upon previous breaches of this kind we expect these numbers to go up over time.

Credit Monitoring Firm Equifax Gets Hacked, 143 Million U.S. Consumers Data Exposed. Credit Monitoring Company Equifax Gets Hacked, 143 Million U.S. Consumers Data Have Been Stolen. Equifax exposed the credit report information of about 143 Million US customers who got compromised in this massive Cyber Security breach.

(Reuters) – Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July, in what could be one of the largest data breaches in the United States. The

(Reuters) — Equifax Inc, a provider of consumer credit scores, said on Thursday that personal details of as many as 143 million U.S. consumers were accessed by hackers between mid-May and July

Firm Hired to Monitor Data Breaches Is Hacked, 143 Million Social Security Numbers Stolen By: Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Sep 7 2017 “You’ll feel safer with Equifax. We’re the leading provider of data breach services, serving more than 500 organizations with security breach events everyday,” its website advertises.

Over 140 million names and their corresponding Social Security numbers were exposed after the credit-rating company Equifax was hacked. Criminals had access to sensitive information like home addresses, dates of birth, and driver’s license and state IDs, plus credit card numbers after a cyber attack between May and July of this year.

The stolen data includes names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, and other personal information for 143 million Americans. Equifax, one of the largest credit reporting agencies in the US,