Equifax under pressure after the update of the hack

Reuters

Equifax is facing a fresh lawsuit to reveal the full scope of the last year’s data breach after a report that was larger than previously reported.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported Friday that cyber thieves had accessed a US citizens e-mail addresses, tax ID numbers and more driver license information recognized previously.

US Senator Elizabeth Warren is demanding the details of any other information that the company believes may have been stolen.

She wants an answer at the end of the week.

“As a company continues to issue incomplete, confusing and contradictory statements and hiding information from Congress and the public, it is clear that five months after the breach was publicly announced, Equifax has yet to answer this simple question: what was the precise extent of the infringement?” the Democratic senator from Massachusetts, wrote in a letter to the credit rating agency.

The wall street journal said it was not clear how many of the 145.5 million Americans that the company had previously said were affected by the breach, had the additional information about them exposed.

Atlanta, Georgia-based company, one of the largest companies of its kind, had previously confirmed that the social security numbers, dates of birth and addresses had been compromised.

“We have complied with the notification requirements in the disclosure process,” the company told the WSJ.

He added that he believed that the additional driver of the license of the data presented – which is reported to have been involved in dates of issuance and of the states that grant them – was “very little”.Uk update

Data breach – who is believed to have occurred between mid-May and July of 2017 – also affected the customers in the united kingdom.

Last month, Equifax revealed that it was written for a more 167,431 consumers in the country at the top of the 693,665 that he had already promised to notify.

A spokesman for Equifax, said the most recent revelation of the U.S. should not imply that the additional information on the citizens of the united kingdom had also been stolen.

“This information does not change the number of consumers affected or any of the uk figures/statements filed,” he said.

The uk’s financial Conduct Authority, which is investigating the Equifax about the cyber attack, but said that he had nothing to add to a letter in which he describes the probe that was issued in the month of October.