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New York AG launches formal investigation into Equifax breach

Jaclyn Jaeger | September 11, 2017

As part of a formal investigation into the massive breach involving credit-reporting agency Equifax, which has effected about 143 million U.S. consumers, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sent a letter to Equifax seeking additional information about the breach.

The breach lasted from mid-May through July, when hackers accessed names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. Approximately 209,000 individuals had their credit card numbers stolen.

“The Equifax breach has potentially exposed sensitive personal information of nearly everyone with a credit report, and my office intends to get to the bottom of how and why this massive hack occurred,”... To get the full story, subscribe now.