Back in 2017 there was a significant data breach at Equifax, which affected around 147 million people, primarily in the U.S.
Equifax has agreed to pay and initial $575 million with a set-aside for up to $700 million, with the F.T.C. over the breach and the impact to consumers over the coming years. SEC Filings Show Extent of Equifax Data Breach: 146 Million
The main issue with this breach is the amount of sensitive information, such as names and date of birth: All perfect for identity theft.