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BRIEF-Equifax announces cybersecurity incident involving consumer information
September 7, 2017 / 8:35 PM / 12 days ago

BRIEF-Equifax announces cybersecurity incident involving consumer information

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Equifax Inc

* Equifax announces cybersecurity incident involving consumer information

* Equifax Inc - ‍announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers​

* Equifax Inc - ‍company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases​

* Equifax Inc - ‍while company’s investigation is substantially complete, it remains ongoing and is expected to be completed in coming weeks​

* Equifax Inc - “‍criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files​”

* Equifax Inc - ‍company has found no evidence that personal information of consumers in any other country has been impacted​

* Equifax Inc - ‍Equifax discovered unauthorized access on july 29 of this year and acted immediately to stop intrusion​

* Equifax Inc - ‍Equifax also reported criminal access to law enforcement and continues to work with authorities​

* Equifax - credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. consumers, dispute documents with personal information for about 182,000 U.S. consumers were accessed​

* Equifax inc - ‍Equifax also identified unauthorized access to limited personal information for certain UK and Canadian residents​

* Equifax Inc - ‍company has found no evidence that personal information of consumers in any other country has been impacted

* Equifax Inc - ‍Equifax will work with UK and Canadian regulators to determine appropriate next steps​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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