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Equifax Finds 2.4 Million More Victims of 2017 Breach

Last month, reports surfaced that more information than previously thought may have been exposed in Equifax's massive data breach, and now, the company has confirmed it. Equifax said Thursday that 2.4 million more people than it previously believed were affected by its massive data breach last year, the second time it has revised up estimates of the number of Americans whose information was stolen.

In October of last year, Equifax revealed that forensics investigators had concluded that 2.5 million more US consumers were affected by the data breach it revealed in September, bringing the total number at that time to 145.5 million. This new revelation raises the number of victims in the US to 147.9 million people.