Equifax: up to 15 million more at risk

Credit checking agency Equifax now believes that 15.2 million UK records were affected by the massive data breach that hit its US operation last month. The records related to individuals entered its database between 2011 and 2016, and “sizeable test datasets, duplicates and spurious fields”, which suggests that potentially anyone in Britain who applied for a financial product requiring a credit check during that period could be caught up by the breach in some way.

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