One of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies was attacked by hackers who were able to access to more than 134 Million people sensitive information. According to the New York Times, this is the third cybersecurity attack since 2015 and and one of the largest risks to the personal sensitive information.
According to Pamela Dixon, the executive director of the World Privacy Forum which is a nonprofit research group, the chance of having your information leaked is about 50 percents if you have a credit report. That means the hackers were able to have the sensitive information of more that 65 million people who live in the US.
Hackers gained access to some files in the company’s system last May and were able to define some weak points in the website software according to the company’s consultants. So many unauthorized activities were found since then.
The following information were stolen such as names, birth days, addresses, and documents with personal information used in disputes for 182 thousand people.