Oct 3, 2017
Credit reporting giant Equifax has now admitted that as many as 2.5 million more people may have been affected by the hacking of its system than was previously reported. This would bring the total number to 145.5 million customers that have had their data accessed or downright stolen. Among the data stolen were names, addresses and social security numbers putting people at severe risk of identity theft.
Equifax executives are under investigation by numerous federal and state agencies including a Congressional committee that has scheduled a hearing for this week. The company is also the defendant in several class action civil suits.