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Equifax, one of the big three consumer credit reporting agencies, reported a data breach back in September 2017. At the time, they reported the compromise of both Social Security and driver's license numbers, critical dates, and other personal information.

Their official statement said the cyber security failure potentially impacted 143 million Americans. Now it appears they underestimated, by about 2 1/2 million people.

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