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Equifax Identifies Additional 2.4 Million Customers Hit By Data Breach ( 15

Credit score giant Equifax said on Thursday it had identified another 2.4 million U.S. consumers whose names and driver's license information were stolen in a data breach last year that affected half the U.S. population. From a report: The company said it was able confirm the identities of U.S. consumers whose driver's license information was taken by referencing other information in proprietary company records that the attackers did not steal. "Equifax will notify these newly identified U.S. consumers directly, and will offer identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services at no cost to them," the company said.
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Equifax Identifies Additional 2.4 Million Customers Hit By Data Breach

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  • by Anonymous Coward

    Wonder how many no-bids they will score this time.

  • 502 Bad Gateway (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 01, 2018 @02:07PM (#56203489)

    What is happening?

    You owe us an explanation for the constant outages Slashdot!!

    I've even been trying to get into Reddit, unsuccessfuly. What's the deal with Reddit anyway? Seems like just a bunch of random thoughts from idiots, scarcely better than Twitter...

    • by msmash ( 4491995 ) Works for Slashdot
      Hi, We're aware of the issue. Some planned backend maintenance and upgrade is partly to be blamed for it. Things would be back to normal, if not better, in a few days.
  • Wouldn't it be simpler if Equifax just said "everyone"?

  • Jail (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Major_Disorder ( 5019363 ) on Thursday March 01, 2018 @02:25PM (#56203605)
    Someone needs to go to jail over this. Not some low level flunky either, someone with C_O or Director after their name.
    Security will not improve until senior people are held accountable.
  • Well, with the government's not just tepid, but non-response to the breach (they decided to drop any action against Equifax), it's a sure bet that this will embolden not only Equifax, but other agencies and businesses that keep our "secrets" "safe". No punishment for being dicks about security sends quite a signal.
  • I think they're still holding back, I got a call from a scammer who knew my full name and telephone and mentioned debt. It's just a hunch but they likely got my info from the Equifax data breach. (UK)

  • Equifax reported today that 342 consumers were not hit by data breach

Programmers do it bit by bit.