Accelitas Insights

John Bennett October 4, 2017

Fraud Expert Jodi Pratt on the Equifax Breach and Its Repercussions for Consumers and Financial Services

On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced that it had suffered a data breach lasting from mid-May through the end of July. As a result of that breach, personally identifiable information (PII)—including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers—for 143 million consumers was exposed. Credit card information for about 200,000 consumers may also have been exposed, along with account history information that often provides the basis for Knowledge-based Answers (KBA) authentication.

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Topics: Data breach, Identity verification, Equifax