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Equifax had suffered a breach in March as well: report

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It now appears that the data breach at American credit rating agency Equifax, which was reported earlier this month and is believed to have taken place between May and July 2017, wasn't the first one this year. There was another breach in March 2017, reports Bloomberg. While the breach in May-July exposed personal and financial data of over 143 million people, the one in March was related to a payroll service. The company has claimed that the security breach in March was communicated to the customers as well as the regulator. The report also mentions that the hackers on both occasions were the same. However, the company insists that the two incidents are not related. In March, Equifax notified some of its banking customers about a breach. Then law firm King & Spalding, which represents Equifax, hired FireEye Inc. owned cybersecurity…

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