Equifax is saying that an additional 2.4 million Americans were impacted by last year’s data breach. They stated that these newly disclosed consumers had much less personal information stolen.
The company says the 2.4 million additional consumers only had their names and a partial driver’s license number stolen by the attackers. This is unlike the original 145.5 million Americans who had their Social Security numbers compromised. Attackers were not able to access the state where the license was issued, the date of issuance or its expiration date.
Equifax says it will provide the same credit monitoring and identity theft protection services they have been offering to the original victims.