Credit-reporting giant Equifax said Thursday, September 7, 2017, that on July 29, 2017, it discovered a massive data breach potentially affecting 143 million U.S. consumers. Equifax believes that criminal hackers “exploited a U. S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files.” The data accessed by the hackers include names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver’s license numbers. In addition, some 209,000 credit card numbers and dispute documents with personally identifying information on approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers were also obtained by the hackers.
Levin Sedran & Berman is investigating potential cases relating to this data breach. If you believe your personal information was compromised in this incident, please contact our firm to learn about a potential Equifax data breach lawsuit.