Equifax security breach leaks personal info of 143 million US consumers
Criminals snagged info on 143 million people including names, social security numbers, birth dates and more.
Equifax revealed attackers used an exploit on its website to access records for 143 million people. Hackers had access to information that could allow them to create or take over accounts for many of the people impacted since they have names, addresses, birth dates, social security numbers and "in some cases" drivers license numbers.
Out of their kind heart Equifax has set up a website offering credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all US residents free for one year. You know… like the one offered by Target after their massive data breach… the credit monitoring provided by — wait for it — Equifax.