Consumer Alert: Driver’s license information also compromised in Equifax breach
There is more bad news coming out the big Equifax data breach, which impacted 145 million Americans.
It turns out hackers stole even more consumer information than first reported.
In addition to Social Security numbers and credit card information, it was revealed Wednesday that the driver’s license information of 10 million Americans has also been exposed in the Equifax data breach.
That means thieves have access to addresses, height, weight, as well as driver’s license numbers.
Couple that with what was already compromised in the breach and those thieves have pretty much everything they need to steal millions of identities.
In the meantime, Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin is urging all three credit reporting agencies to stop charging fees for credit freezes.
Kilmartin said, given the scope of breach, it's unfair to charge consumers attempting to protect their credit.
A new study also found that many Americans still don't know about the massive data breach.
CreditCards.com reports 61 million consumers have checked their credit since the breach was revealed in September, but a staggering 71 million are still unaware their personal information may have been exposed.