Equifax breach exposed more than previously thought

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Equifax data breach was worse than once thought

Fox Business Outlook: More consumers' personal information was exposed than what the company previously disclosed.

The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company previously disclosed last September.

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That's according to documents given to lawmakers. Equifax originally said that the information accessed from 145.5 million Americans included names, Social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and in some cases driver's license numbers and credit card numbers.

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Equifax, however, recently disclosed in a document submitted to the Senate Banking Committee that tax identification numbers, email addresses and phone numbers as well as the expiration dates for credit cards or issuing states for driver's licenses, may have also been exposed.

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