In September of 2017, Equifax, a credit monitoring service, admitted that their database was hacked exposing over 148 million American’s names, social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers as well as other personal data.
As a result of this data breach, the company released some information to the public with a searchable database on whether personal data was impacted through EquifaxSecurity2017.com as well as a statement on the cybersecurity incident and steps to take to monitor personal information.
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Lawyers representing Equifax recently sent a letter last week to the Senate Banking Committee which noted that 3,200 passport images were also stolen as part of the 2017 security breach, previously denied as part of the 2017 hack.
More than 240 class-action suits have been filed against the company and Equifax is cooperating with multiple investigations from government-regulated agencies.