Statement on the Equifax cyber incident

11 Sep 2017 10:58 AM

An NCSC statement on the Equifax cyber incident.

A spokesperson for the NCSC said:

"We are aware of a cyber incident affecting Equifax and are working with partners to understand any potential impact in the UK.

"It is always a company's responsibility to identify UK victims, and we support the Information Commissioner's call for them to notify any affected parties.

"At this stage it is best not to jump to conclusions about the scale of any UK impact. It can take some time to understand the true impact incidents like this, and we continue to investigate."

Further information

  • If anyone thinks they may have been a victim of a cyber crime they should contact Action Fraud
  • Members of the public can report a cyber incident using Action Fraud’s online fraud reporting tool anytime of the day or night, or call 0300 123 2040. For further information see www.actionfraud.police.uk