Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) Files An 8-K Regulation FD DisclosureItem 7.01.
Equifax Ltd. (UK) (“Equifax UK”), a subsidiary of Equifax Inc. (the “Company”) has confirmed that, following the completion of an independent investigation into the cybersecurity incident previously disclosed by the Company on September 7, 2017, and with agreement from appropriate UK investigatory authorities, Equifax UK has begun corresponding with 693,665 affected UK consumers. Equifax UK disclosed that a file containing 15.2 million UK records dating from between 2011 and 2016 was attacked in the previously disclosed cybersecurity incident. The file contained data relating to actual consumers as well as sizeable test datasets, duplicates and spurious fields. Equifax utilized analytical tools, techniques and data assets in order to establish actual consumer identities and attribute a current home address to them. This complete, Equifax UK has been able to place consumers into specific risk categories and define the services to offer them, in order to protect against those risks and send letters to offer them Equifax and third-party safeguards. This work enabled Equifax UK to confirm that it will need to contact 693,665 consumers by post. Details are set forth below. The balance of the 14.5 million records potentially compromised may contain the name and date of birth of certain UK consumers, although the Company does not believe this introduces any significant risk to such individuals. The analysis of all potentially affected data relating to UK subjects is now complete, and there are four groups of consumers to whom Equifax UK will be writing:
•29,188 consumers who had their driving license number accessed; and
•637,430 consumers numbers accessed who had their phone.
About Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX)
Equifax Inc. is a provider of information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. The Company operates through four segments: U.S. Information Solutions (USIS), International, Workforce Solutions and Personal Solutions. USIS provides consumer and commercial information solutions to businesses in the United States, including online information, decisioning technology solutions, fraud and identity management services, portfolio management services, mortgage reporting and financial marketing services. International includes Canada, Europe and Latin America business units. Workforce Solutions provides services enabling clients to verify income and employment, as well as to outsource and automate the performance of certain payroll-related and human resources management business processes. Personal Solutions provides products to consumers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.