U.S. Congress has received details on September 2017 hacking attack: Equifax

The update to the U.S. Congress by the credit monitoring firm sees hackers gaining access to 38,000 driver licenses and 3,200 passport details on top of the millions of private information harvested by them in the September 2017 cyber attack.

Continuing its disclosures stemming from the cyber security incident which saw hackers gain access to thousands of personal details, credit-monitoring firm Equifax Inc stated, it has sent a letter to several U.S. Congressional committees providing additional details on data that was breached in the said incident.

Equifax has now disclosed 38,000 driver’s licenses and 3,200 passports details had been uploaded to the portal that was breached by hackers.

In September 2017, Equifax had disclosed hackers had gained access to tens of thousands of personally identifiable information of U.S., Canadian and British consumers.

Equifax has confirmed that the private information, including 146.6 million names and dates of birth, 145.5 million social security numbers, 209,000 payment card number and expiration date and

99 million address were stolen by hackers in the September 2017 hacking attack.


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