Published on February 11th, 2018 | by William Charles22
Equifax Data Breach Worse Than First Reported
Last year Equifax was responsible for a data breach that affects 143 million consumers. It was first reported that the following pieces of data were breached:
- Social Security numbers
- In some instances driver licenses numbers
According to a report received by The Wall Street Journal (provided by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office) finer personal details including but not limited to expiration dates for credit cards/issuing states for driver’s licenses were also breached. Equifax spokeswoman Meredith Griffanti stated that “in no way did we intend to mislead consumers.” The company last year disclosed only the information that affected the greatest number of consumers and wanted to “act with the greatest clarity in terms of the information provided the committee, she said.
You’d think the people affected by the data breach would want ‘the greatest clarity’ when it is their information that was breached and knowing what information was breached is pivotal in deciding what to do as a precautionary measure.