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High Plains states will receive their share of a multi-million dollar settlement with Equifax for a data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of Americans.

According to a press release from the Kansas Attorney General’s office, consumer reporting agency Equifax announced a data breach in Sept., 2017 that affected more than 147 million consumers.

A massive data leak potentially revealed 885 million documents detailing private mortgage information last month, many including social security and bank account numbers.