- Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach.
- The breach was discovered July 29.
- Personal data including birth dates, credit card numbers and more were obtained in the breach.
- Three Equifax executives sold shares in the company days after the breach was discovered.
Equifax, which supplies credit information and other information services, said Thursday that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States.
The population of the U.S. was about 324 million in 2017, according to Census Bureau estimates, which means the Equifax incident affects a huge portion of the country.