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Millions of Hoosiers were affected by data breach. Equifax didn’t protect them, AG says

May 6, 2019

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The state of Indiana is suing Equifax over a massive cyberattack in 2017 that affected nearly 148 million people, including almost 4 million Hoosiers, Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office said.

The lawsuit says Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit bureaus, failed to protect the Indiana residents whose personal information was exposed by the breach. The company’s leaders chose “increasing revenue over protecting the safety of consumers’ sensitive personal information,” Hill said.

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