BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) —
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says more than 248,000
of the state's residents may have had their personal information
exposed in a nationwide data breach of credit reporting company
said Tuesday that Equifax provided the number of North Dakotans who
are potentially exposed to the data breach. The information includes
Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses and possibly driver's
license and credit card information.
says 143 million Americans had their information exposed.
Equifax has a website,
www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, where people can check if their
information may have been stolen.
Stenehjem says people
should also file a fraud alert on their credit reports. Information
on how to file a fraud alert can be found on the attorney general's
website, at https://attorneygeneral.nd.gov/.