Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Global | By Shelia Dennis

Equifax data breach fallout extends to UK

Equifax data breach fallout extends to UK

Equifax has admitted that the personal data of nearly 700,000 British people was stolen in a cyberattack in the summer, far more than it previously said. Equifax said last month that as many as 100,000 Canadians had been affected by the breach. She asked whether rules had been broken in the "process failure" that transferred United Kingdom data to the USA and if such transfers compromised the FCA's ability to protect consumers.

Just days after Yahoo revised its figures and said all 3bn users were affected in the 2013 cyber-attack, this time Equifax, a US-based credit reporting agency, has now revised its number and said that 15.2m British users had been affected in a 2011-2016 cyber hack - a number which was earlier estimated to be "fewer than 400,000". Regrettably, this file contained data relating to actual consumers as well as sizeable test datasets, duplicates and spurious fields, ' said the agency in its latest public announcement on the breach.

Equifax promised to update their website by October 8, 2017, so that consumers can check if they are in the newly discovered group.

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Yesterday the credit score giant revealed 693,665 people may have had personal details - including partial credit card details, passwords and driving licence information - stolen in May's cyber-attack.

Consumers who had a phone number accessed will be offered a leading identity monitoring service for free. A further 14.5 million had records which may contain their name and date of birth accessed.

Last week, former Equifax chief Richard Smith blamed a combination of human and technical error for the breach, which is not the largest on record but which could have leaked sensitive financial information on consumers.

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The mega breach of Equifax continues to prove even more disastrous with every passing week. Given the mess Equifax has made in its attempts to respond to this breach, you would think the credit bureau would be itching to fix its reputation in the eyes of consumers everywhere.

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