Victim of Equifax data breach speaks out - CBS News

CBS News| Tue Sep 12 17:14:30 EDT 2017
NEW YORK -- Congressional leaders are demanding a detailed explanation from Equifax about the hack that exposed sensitive information of 143 million customers, including social security numbers, birthdays and driver's licenses -- pure gold to thieves. Business professor David Anderson fell victims to two other major hacks, and now, he's a victim of the Equifax breach. "I'm Equifax's product. They're taking my information about me and selling it, and then they release that out to who knows who," Anderson said. Eva Velasquez of the non-profit Identity Theft Resource Center said they're getting an earful. "We're hearing from folks who are complaining that they don't understand wh..

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