Equifax has announced that it has been hacked, and approximately 143 million US consumers may have had their names, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses accessed by criminals. In some instances, driver license numbers have also been accessed.
143 million? That's just under half the population of the United States.
Approximately 209,000 US consumers have also had their credit card numbers exposed, and about 182,000 other US consumers have had other personal identifying information accessed.
An unstated number of UK and Canadian residents have also been put at risk.