Equifax settles over data breach

Jul 23, 2019

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel Monday announced that her office, along with 48 other attorneys general, have reached a settlement with Equifax over a data breach. 

In 2017 Equifax suffered one of the largest data breaches in history, impacting nearly half of the U.S. population. The breach impacted social security numbers, dates of birth and addresses, among other things. 

Kelly Rossman-McKinney is with the Attorney General’s Office. She says Equifax will pay up to $425 million to consumers and $175 million to states. 

“Our share of that is a little over $4.6 million that goes to the state,” she says.

Rossman-McKinney says anyone whose data was provided to Equifax should submit claims online or by mail. 

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