Equifax breach included 10 million US driving licenses


While leaked SSNs and bank details are definitely worse, driver’s licenses contain some info that could make it easier to steal someone’s identity, including people’s height and eye color. A bad player could use the name, address and physical characteristics in those stolen licenses as a verfication for someone else’s identity or to carry out scams in someone else’s name. If you verified your identity using your license through Equifax’s website in the past and want to ensure your security, it’s probably best to get a new license number.

In case you’re in the UK and are more worried about the stolen UK consumer info, though, Equifax said it will contact the 693,665 affected individuals. The rest of the records only contain people’s names and birthdates, which aren’t considered sensitive information.

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