Hackers got access to data on driving licenses of 10.9 million Americans while hacking the database of the credit bureau Equifax in the US, writes the Wall Street Journal referring to people familiar with the situation.
The company itself has not yet commented on the information received.
In September, Equifax reported that from May to July 2017, cybercriminals exploited a vulnerability in the application’s security system on the company’s website and gained access to social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driving license numbers. Later, the company reported that hackers stole data of 145.5 million people.
In addition, on Tuesday, the company said that during the hacking attack, the hackers attacked a file containing 15.2 million records related to customers in Britain.
“Today Equifax can confirm that a file containing 15.2 million records (customers) in the UK, from 2011 to 2016, was attacked as a result of this incident,” the company said in a statement. The company also said that they will contact 693,665 users in the UK, whose data leakage may pose potential risks for them.
Chapter Equifax Richard Smith has already apologized to customers. Later, the company announced the dismissal of the heads of the information and security services. Equifax promises that the investigation of the incident, which became known as early as July 29, will be completed as soon as possible. The company cooperates with the FBI, which is investigating the attack.
Equifax has representative offices in 24 countries, the number of its employees is almost 10 thousand people.
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