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The report found that on average it took a company 279 days to realize that its data had been hacked or otherwise compromised and take action dealing with the breach.
The data breach occurred on Sept. 7, 2017, and impacted more than 147 million consumers, or 56 percent of American adults.
As of this morning, 349 federal lawsuits had been filed nationally.
"Consumers are understandably angry and upset about this breach, and their feelings are entirely warranted given the extremely sensitive nature of the compromised information," state Attorney General George Jepsen said.
“The Equifax scandal is conclusive evidence that consumers need and deserve these protections without delay,” said Blumenthal.