Equifax Inc. today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.
Names, social security numbers, birthdays, addresses, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers – this is a very big breach.
Interestingly enough, three executives of the credit reporting agency sold their shares in the company days after the breach was discovered.