N.D. AG says more than 248,000 North Dakotans affected by Equifax data breach

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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 the nationwide data breach of Equifax.

Stenehjem's office 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.

Atlanta-based Equifax 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/.

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