Equifax: Australians’ sensitive financial information at risk in data breach of US company

Australians could be caught up in an enormous hack of sensitive personal financial data that has left nearly half the American population at risk of identity fraud.

Key points:

  • Credit rating company Equifax says the data of 143 million US customers has been hacked
  • The hack was detected in July, but customers were not notified until September
  • Despite assurances, cybersecurity experts warn Australians’ data could be compromised

Equifax, which owns the credit history data and personal information of 800 million people around the world, confirmed the personal data of 143 million people has been hacked…

Source: Equifax: Australians’ sensitive financial information at risk in data breach of US company – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)