Approximately 143 million US consumers – almost half of the country’s population – and some UK or Canadian residents may be affected by a giant cyber attack that has been targeting for several months in 2017 the American Equifax in the protection and analysis of the personal and financial data of clients requesting a credit from a bank or credit institution.
“Criminals have exploited a computer breach of an American Internet site to access some files” between mid-May and July, said Thursday Equifax in a statement, stating that “the incident potentially targets about 143 million of customers in the United States, “the international press agency informs.