DALLAS (AP) – Equifax has disclosed to lawmakers that its data breach exposed more of consumers’ personal information than the company first made public last year.
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The credit reporting company submitted paperwork to the Senate Banking Committee showing criminals accessed information such as tax identification numbers, email addresses, phone numbers and more.READ MORE: Technology Helping Melissa ISD Retain School Bus Drivers During Nationwide Shortage
That is beyond the information the company disclosed in September when it reported that a data breach exposed the personal information of 145.5 million consumers. The company originally said that the information accessed included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and — in some cases — driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.
Atlanta-based Equifax said it was not trying to mislead consumers, it simply decided to share the information that affected the greatest number of people.MORE NEWS: Parents Share Safety Concerns At Mansfield ISD Town Hall On Campus Security Following School Shooting
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