The FCA has launched a probe into the massive Equifax hack


The City watchdog has launched an official investigation into the massive hack of Equifax which exposed millions of people's personal data.

"The [Financial Conduct Authority] FCA announces today that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding a cybersecurity incident that led to the loss of UK customer data held by Equifax Ltd on the servers of its US parent," it said in a statement.

It said it was making knowledge of the investigation public "given the public interest".

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