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Hackers Breached Equifax and Stole Data on 143 million US consumers

A breach of Equifax’s systems was discovered on July 29, 2017 and wasn’t widely reported until September 7, 2017.

The data that was successfully obtained by hackers includes birth dates, credit card numbers and more.

Additionally, three Equifax executives sold shares in the company days after the breach was discovered.

Equifax said it is now alerting customers whose information was included in the breach via mail, and is working with state and federal authorities. Its private investigation into the breach is complete. NBC News, citing law enforcement sources, reported that the FBI was actively investigating the incident and that the company has been cooperating with the bureau.

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