Equifax Confirms Breach Following First Lady Data Hack

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- Credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. confirmed Wednesday that hackers had accessed the files of four unidentified, high-profile individuals, a day after the FBI announced it was investigating the release of private information linked to first lady Michelle Obama, rapper Jay-Z and others.

The federal probe was prompted by the appearance on a Russian website of what appeared to be the first lady’s Social Security number, date of birth, phone numbers and addresses, and purported credit report. Equifax confirmed the access of four consumer credit reports through...
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