400,000 feared hit by data breach

Yorkshire Post - - NEWS -

As many as 400,000 peo­ple in the UK may have had their in­for­ma­tion stolen af­ter last week’s cy­ber se­cu­rity breach at credit mon­i­tor­ing firm Equifax.

The US firm said an in­quiry had re­vealed a file con­tain­ing UK con­sumer in­for­ma­tion “may po­ten­tially have been ac­cessed”. It said it will con­tact those af­fected to of­fer them ad­vice and a “free com­pre­hen­sive iden­tity pro­tec­tion ser­vice”.

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