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Equifax hack compromised millions of UK records


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Equifax hack compromised millions of UK records

Equifax Inc. disclosed Oct. 10 that a file containing 15.2 million U.K. records was been compromised in a recent cybersecurity breach that may have also impacted as many as 145.5 million U.S. consumers and 8,000 Canadians.

Email addresses, driver's license numbers, phone numbers, partial credit card information and passwords of 693,665 U.K. consumers were accessed. The remaining 14.5 million records may have contained consumers' names and birth dates.

Equifax said its analysis of all potentially affected data related to residents of the U.K. is now complete.

A report in The Wall Street Journal said approximately 10.9 million of the U.S. consumers had their driver's license data compromised, citing "people familiar with the matter." The sources said Equifax has informed customers, primarily financial institutions.