Equifax has announced a massive security breach potentially effecting and
impacting about 143 million U.S. consumers.
The unauthroized access seems to have occurred between mid-May through
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Equifax claims "The information accessed primarily includes names,
Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances,
driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately
209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying
information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed."