According to a new article by News. In addition, News has reported that the intruders got a hold of 15.2 million UK customers’ records, though only 693,665 amongst them had enough info in the system for the violation to be a real threat to their privacy. Affected consumers provided most of the driver’s permits on file to verify their connections when they discussed their credit-report data through an Equifax web page. That page was one of the entrance points the attackers used to gain admission into the credit reporting agency’s system.
While leaked SSNs and group details are definitely worse, driver’s licenses include some info that could make it simpler to steal someone’s identity, including people’s height and eye color. A bad player could use the name, address and physical characteristics in those stolen licenses as a verification of someone else’s identity or carry out scams in someone else’s name. If you checked your identity using your license by Equifax’s website in the past and want to guarantee your security, it’s probably best to get a new license number.
In case you’re in the UK and are more concerned about the stolen UK consumer info, though, Equifax said it will talk with the 693,665 affected individuals. The rest of the releases only contain people’s names and birthdates, which aren’t thought sensitive information.
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