Everything you need to know about the massive Equifax data breach

The credit score provider Equifax announced Thursday that the personal information of more than 143 million U.S. customers were accessed by hackers between May and July. 
Hackers reportedly gained access to the names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver's license numbers, and other private information of millions of Equifax customers. The company also admitted it exposed credit card numbers of 209,000 customers. Yikes! 
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"This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do. I apologize to consumers and our business customers for the concern and frustration this causes," said CEO Richard Smith in a statement . Read more... More about Hackers , Hacking , Banking , Hack , and Data Breach