When a data breach occurs, the full impact of the incident usually takes a few months to realize the potential impact. This has certainly been the case for the Equifax breach that was first discovered last summer. This week, the credit reporting agency announced that another 2.4 millions Americans were discovered to have been impacted by last year’s breach.
This is the second time the company has announced more affected consumers, bringing the estimated total impacted to roughly 147.9 million Americans. This is the largest data breach of personal information to date.