Massive data breach reported by Equifax
ATLANTA, Ga. - Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax has reported a massive data breach that could compromise the information of 143 million people.
The company says cyber criminals have accessed sensitive information, including names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver's licenses.
Additionally, Equifax says the credit card numbers of about 209,000 people were exposed, as well as personal information of about 182,000 customers involved in credit report disputes.
The data breach happened between mid-May and July of this year, and Equifax says they discovered it on July 29.
The company is mailing notices to people who may be affected.