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Indiana Attorney General files lawsuit over 2017 data breach

INDIANAPOLIS (WPTA21) — The Indiana Attorney General is filing suit against Equifax after a massive data breach in 2017.

The data breach happened between May 13, 2017, and July 30, 2017, at the credit reporting bureau. A congressional committee blamed the breach, in large part, on an aggressive growth strategy pursued by former Equifax CEO Richard Smith.

During Smith’s leadership, the committee said Equifax leaders chose increasing revenue over protecting the safety of consumers’ sensitive personal information.

As a result of the breach, personal information of 147.9 million Americans, including 3.9 million Indiana residents, was compromised.

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed the lawsuit against Equifax seeking civil penalties, consumer restitution, costs and injunctive relief. You can read the complaint below or by clicking here.

Jacob Burbrink

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