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Equifax says 693,000 UK residents influenced by hack

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Equifax will surprise 693,665 business in a UK that their information was stolen by hackers in a Sep cyberattack.


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The association pronounced in a statement that 15.2 million annals — some dating behind to 2011 — were stolen in a information breach.

The association had primarily pronounced a penetrate influenced 400,000 UK customers, that suggested names, dates of birth, and email addresses, and phone numbers, though that postal addresses and passwords weren’t affected.

Now, a association is observant that usernames, passwords, prejudiced credit label details, and pushing permit numbers were also stolen.

The association wouldn’t contend if a passwords or any other information was encrypted or stored in plain text.

The UK government’s National Cyber Security Center warned in a possess statement that fraudsters might use information performed from a crack to embody genuine information to make phishing messages “look most some-more credible.”

An Equifax orator did not respond to a ask for comment.


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