Equifax Data Breach Impacting 143 Million Americans – Lawsuit Investigation
McCune Wright Arevalo LLP is currently investigating a lawsuit against Equifax related to its announcement of a data breach impacting over 143 million Americans. The sensitive information breached includes names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and the numbers of some driver’s licenses. Additionally, Equifax said that credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. customers were exposed, as was “personal identifying information” on roughly 182,000 U.S. customers involved in credit report disputes. The breach occurred between mid-May and July, Equifax said. The company said it discovered the hack on July 29. This data breach is one of the worst ever, by its reach and by the kind of information exposed to the public. Unlike other data breaches, not all of the people affected by the Equifax breach may be aware that they’re customers of the company. Equifax gets its data from credit card companies, banks, retailers, and lenders who report on the credit activity of individuals to credit reporting agencies, as well as by purchasing public records. Equifax is mailing notices to people whose credit cards or dispute documents were affected.
If you were impacted by this data breach and/or received a letter from Equifax regarding this data breach, please contact the lawyers at McCune Wright Arevalo LLP by filling out the form to the right.
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