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Equifax data hack affected 694,000 UK customers

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Image caption The massive data breach affects even more UK customers than first admitted

The beleaguered credit reference agency Equifax has now admitted that 694,000 customers in the UK had their data stolen between May and July this year.

The firm’s original estimate of its UK cyber-theft victims, made last month, was fewer, at nearly 400,000.

Equifax now says that it will contact its affected UK customers by letter to offer them help.

Nearly 14 million more UK records were stolen, but contained only names and dates of birth.

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