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Equifax: 12.5 Million UK Client Records Exposed in Breach

But of that data, it affects 700K of British consumers, credit-monitoring company said today.

Now for the official UK fallout from the massive data breach at Equifax: sensitive data on some 700,000 consumers was exposed from 15.2 million hacked client records in Britain, the credit monitoring firm announced today, according to Reuters.

Equifax last week said forensics investigators have concluded that some 2.5 million more US consumers were affected by the data breach it revealed early last month, bringing the total number to 145.5 million people whose Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driver's licenses, were stolen.

"Once again, I would like to extend my most sincere apologies to anyone who has been concerned about or impacted by this criminal act," said Patricio Remon, Equifax's president for Europe. "Let me take this opportunity to emphasize that protecting the data of our consumers and clients is always our top priority."

Read the full Reuters report here.

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