Was Passport Information Stolen in Equifax Breach?
Was Passport Information Stolen in Equifax Breach?

As more information about the Equifax breach becomes available, the effects of this huge data breach continue to worsen. The latest development shows that the hackers may have obtained images of customers’ passports, driver’s licenses and other personal documents.

According to Equifax, the hackers accessed images of 38,000 driver’s licenses, 12,000 Social Security cards, 3,200 passports and 3,000 other documents. The documents were uploaded by customers to Equifax’s online dispute portal in order to challenge information on their credit reports.

The concern of course includes the possibility of identity theft, but security experts say passport theft also poses a national security risk. In fact, some experts consider passport theft to be a terrorism threat.

Consumers have filed more than 20,000 complaints about the Equifax data breach to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

“The theft of this personal information puts thousands of consumers at risk,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, El Centro, and Yucca Valley, and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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