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New York’s AG is questioning Equifax after 143 million Social Security numbers were unprotected in a penetrate (EFX)

Attorney General Eric SchneidermanEric Schneiderman speaks at a news discussion with other U.S. State Attorney’s General to announce a state-based bid to fight meridian changeMike Segar/Reuters

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman pronounced Friday that he’s questioning the Equifax hack, in which 143 million people’s personal information was compromised. 

Equifax, a company that provides credit scores, on Thursday pronounced the sum potentially accessed by hackers from mid-May to July included names, Social Security numbers, some credit-card numbers, and personal documents. That includes some 8 million New Yorkers, Schneiderman pronounced in a release. 

“The Equifax crack has potentially unprotected supportive personal information of scarcely everybody with a credit report, and my bureau intends to get to the bottom of how and because this large penetrate occurred,” Schneiderman pronounced in a news release. “I inspire all New Yorkers to immediately call Equifax to see if their information was compromised and to consider additional measures to strengthen themselves.”

Those stairs could include setting up a credit freeze and monitoring your existent credit and bank accounts. 

 At slightest one lawsuit has been filed against the company per the breach. 

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