Massive News: “Nearly 1/2 of all Americans just had personal data hacked”

Equifax announced that the data breach may impact as many as 143 million U.S. customers, CNBC reported. That’s nearly half of the current U.S. population of 324 million, meaning it impacts a massive number of Americans and is one of the largest cybersecurity breaches in U.S. history.

Equifax apparently discovered the breach 40 days ago, on July 29, and it is only now announcing the incident. In fact, three senior executives at the company sold off shares worth nearly $1.8 million just after Equifax discovered the breach, Bloomberg reported.

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