Equifax Now Says 700,000 UK Citizens Affected By The Epic Pwnage

According to The Telegraph, the number of UK Citizens that were affected by the pwnage of Equifax has increased to 700,000 from 400,000. The source of this info? Equifax:

Equifax has admitted that almost double the number of UK customers had their information stolen in a major data breach earlier this year than it originally thought, and that millions more could have had their details compromised. 

The credit rating firm said it is contacting nearly 700,000 customers in the UK to alert them that their data had been stolen in the attack, which was revealed in September.

The company originally estimated that the number of people affected in the UK was “fewer than 400,000”. 

But on Tuesday night it emerged that cyber criminals had targeted 15.2 million records in the UK. It said 693,665 people could have had their data exposed, including email addresses, passwords, driving license numbers, phone numbers. The stolen data included partial credit card details of less than 15,000 customers.

Hackers potentially compromised a further 14.5 million records that could have contained names and dates of births. 

Things keep going from bad to worse when it comes to this situation…. For the consumer. This is yet another reason why these clowns need to punished in the most server way possible. Companies cannot be allowed to think that they can be complacent with information security and control customer information at the same time.

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One Response to “Equifax Now Says 700,000 UK Citizens Affected By The Epic Pwnage”

  1. […] higher amount of UK customer info that was swiped was something that I told you about yesterday. But the 10.9 million drivers licenses is new. That sort of information could cause havoc for […]

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