AG Schmitt, Coalition of Attorneys General Announces Multistate Settlement of $600 Million from Equifax in Largest Data Breach Settlement in History



Jefferson City, MO (STL.News) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt today announced that a coalition of 50 Attorneys General, comprising 48 states, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has reached a settlement with Equifax as the result of an investigation into a massive 2017 data breach.  The investigation found that Equifax’s failure to maintain a reasonable security system enabled hackers to penetrate its systems, exposing the data of 56 percent of American adults and nearly half of the U.S.

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