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Equifax says 15.2 million UK records accessed in cyber breach

  • Equifax's massive cyber attack it disclosed in September compromised the sensitive personal details of nearly 700,000 consumers in the UK.
Credit reporting company Equifax corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, September 8, 2017.
Tami Chappell | Reuters
Credit reporting company Equifax corporate offices are pictured in Atlanta, Georgia, September 8, 2017.

U.S.-based credit reporting agency Equifax said on Tuesday that the massive cyber attack it disclosed in September compromised the sensitive personal details of nearly 700,000 consumers in the United Kingdom, far more than the 400,000 it originally disclosed.

Equifax said that 15.2 million UK records dating from 2011 to 2016 were exposed in the incident, which affected 145.5 million people overall, but that 14.5 million of the exposed UK records did not contain information that put consumers at risk.