Somehow, the Equifax hack was worse than originally reported.
The company put out a press release on Monday to say the hack exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers, up from the original estimate of 143 million. That comes out to about 45 percent of the U.S. population.
Around 8,000 Canadians also had their information exposed, according to the new release.
“We continue to take numerous steps to review and enhance our cybersecurity practices,” interim CEO Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr. said in the release. “We also continue to work closely with our internal team and outside advisors to implement and accelerate long-term security improvements.” Read more…
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