The Wall Street Journal reports Equifax has told customers, "mainly financial institutions," that the data of nearly 11 million driver's licenses was compromised in its data breach. Disclosure of driver's license information to Equifax was used, in some cases, as a way to verify their identity and is now expected to give hackers even more accessibility to commit fraud. Meanwhile, Equifax said Tuesday the breach also involved information on 15.2 million U.K. citizens, dating between 2011 and 2016, noting that the compromised file included "data relating to actual consumers as well as sizeable test datasets, duplicates and spurious fields." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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