Hackers stole more Equifax private data than first revealed

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The credit rating agency said it didn't originally announce "potential" data points, like tax identification numbers, that "may have been accessed" by hackers.

In September, the Atlanta, GA-based credit giant revealed a huge data breach, including names, social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses, and in some cases driver's license numbers. It was later confirmed over 145 million were affected, primarily Americans, but also some Canadians and British citizens.

The hack became the largest single data breach reported in 2017.

But documents seen by members of the Senate Banking Committee suggest the types of data stolen were wider than the company first reported.

Were you affected by the original breach in 2017? Are you concerned about this latest development? Have you taken extra steps to protect yourself from identity theft? Let us know your thoughts on this issue below in the comments

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