Turns Out That Equifax Hack Was Even Worse Than We Thought

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If you weren’t among the 145.5 million people impacted by the great Equifax data breach fiasco of 2017, there’s actually still a chance your personal information was accessed. Surprise! Turns out, according to a new report, the total was actually somewhere around 147.9 million. Which means another lucky 2.4 million people need to check their status with Equifax and figure out just how much sensitive information they need to be worried about.

There is some good news for those 2.4 million, however. Unlike the earlier breach victims, whose birth dates, addresses, names, driver’s-license numbers, and Social Security numbers were accessed — a few hundred thousand people also had their credit-card numbers stolen — Equifax says the only personal data breached for the latest victims were driver’s license numbers. Which isn’t great, but certainly preferable to somebody making off with your Social Security number and your credit-card number. The company did not initially identify these victims because it was focusing solely on the Social Security breach, the AP reports. To see if you were affected, check with Equifax here.

Turns Out That Equifax Hack Was Even Worse Than We Thought