Equifax data breach compromised more customer details than initially revealed

A massive data breach that the U.S. credit rating agency Equifax suffered last year may have compromised more personal information of customers than the agency initially revealed.

Equifax has earned the wrath of lawmakers in the U.S. for issuing 'incomplete, confusing and contradictory statements' regarding the true impact of last year's data breach.

Back in January, Equifax announced that in addition to 693,665 Britons whose driving license numbers, Equifax usernames, passwords, email addresses and partial credit card details were compromised by last year's data breach, phone numbers of a further 167,431 British customers were also exposed to hackers behind the incident.