Oregonians sue Equifax after hackers access consumer information

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Mary McHill of Portland and Brook Reinhard of Eugene filed their lawsuit Thursday, Sept. 7, in U.S. District Court. They're seeking class-action status for the lawsuit to cover tens of thousands of people whose personal information may have been compromised by the breach.

Two Oregon residents are suing Equifax Inc. after the Atlanta company revealed Thursday a security breach of its massive consumer database that could affect more than 143 million people in the United States.

Mary McHill of Portland and Brook Reinhard of Eugene filed their lawsuit Thursday, Sept. 7, in U.S. District Court. They're seeking class-action status for the lawsuit to cover tens of thousands of people whose personal information may have been compromised by the breach.

No court date has been set for the case. A federal judge also has not yet granted class-action status to the complaint. It was the first lawsuit filed in the security breach case.

No damage amount was listed in the lawsuit. McHill and Reinhard are asking the court to determine "fair compensation" for the plaintiffs.