Equifax data hack affected 694,000 UK customers

Oct 11, 2017 · bbc.com

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The beleaguered credit reference agency Equifax has now admitted that 694,000 customers in the UK had their data stolen between May and July this year.

The firm's original estimate of its UK cyber-theft victims, made last month, was fewer, at nearly 400,000.

Equifax now says that it will contact its affected UK customers by letter to offer them help.

It admits they may be at risk of "possible criminal activity".

Patricio Remon, Equifax's chief European executive, said: "Once again, I would like to extend my most sincere apologies to anyone who has been concerned about or impacted by this criminal act."

Nearly 14 million further UK records were stolen, but they contained only names and dates of birth.

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