The breach which was originally reported on September 7th of this year, resulted in attackers making off with a file of 15.2 million UK records. The company has now confirmed that they are working on informing the 693,665 UK consumers whose data was stolen in this data breach.
Previously, Equifax has estimated the number to be in the 400k region, but that number was just revised upwards by a considerable margin. Equifax has stated that they will be sending notices by mail to the affected UK consumers.
- 12,086 consumers who had an email address associated with their Equifax.co.uk account in 2014 accessed
- 14,961 consumers who had portions of their Equifax.co.uk membership details — such as username, password, secret questions and answers, as well as partial credit card details accessed
- 29,188 consumers who had their drivers license numbers accessed
- 637,430 consumers who had their phone numbers accessed
Equifax would not state whether portions of the data file take were encrypted, although it would appear not.