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What was already a bad situation appears to have gotten worse. The massive Equifax data breach first reported in September 2017 in which hackers gained access to the sensitive information of 145.5 million Americans is reportedly even worse than originally expected.
“In no way did we intend to mislead consumers,” said Meredith Griffanti, an Equifax spokesperson. The credit-rating agency said that it only disclosed the information that affected the greatest number of consumers.
Griffanti also said that as part of the documents, it included all of the potential data points that may have been compromised. The company does maintain that the number of consumers whose information was hacked remains the same.
The news of the additional personal information that could have been compromised comes just one week after it was announced that the. If your personal information was compromised as part of the massive data breach, there are a as best as possible.