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Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Hit 143 Million Customers

  • Breach exposed Social Security and credit card numbers
  • ‘Clearly a disappointing event for our company,’ CEO says
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Equifax Inc. said its systems were struck by a cyberattack that may have affected about 143 million U.S. customers of the credit reporting agency, shedding light on one of the largest and most intrusive breaches in history.

Intruders accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers, Equifax said in a statement. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 consumers were also accessed, the company said. Equifax shares dropped more than 8 percent in after-hours trading.