Equifax says breach exposed social security numbers, data from 143 million people

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Credit monitoring company Equifax says breach exposed social security numbers and other data from 143 million Americans. The breach happened between mid-May and July 29, when Equifax found it and shut it down. In addition to the social security numbers, the hackers accessed birth dates, names, drivers license numbers and addresses. They stole 209,000 credit card numbers as well as dispute documents that included the personal information of 182,000 customers. Equifax has set up a Web site where you can check to see if any of your information was stolen. The company will be notifying victims by mail and will be offering free credit monitoring services. News 10 and wilx.com will continue to track this story and will keep you updated on any new developments.

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