Equifax Says Passport Numbers Were Stolen
Equifax has said that passport images and information were stolen as part of last year’s security breach.
As reported by the Associated Press, "3,200 passport images were stolen last year, according to a letter sent last week by lawyers representing Equifax to the Senate Banking Committee. That’s compared to the 148 million individuals that were impacted by the overall breach."
The passport images stolen are not new individuals impacted by the breach, Equifax said, but instead are part of the original figure disclosed to the public last year. The images were found in what’s known as the company’s dispute portal, which was a website individuals used to dispute errors in their credit report, AP said.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, said: “After first denying the exposure of passport numbers, Equifax is finally coming clean.”