The hackers behind the Equifax data breach have demanded a ransom of over 600 Bitcoin, equivalent to about $2.66 million, in exchange for most of the information that they have stolen from the consumer credit reporting agency. The payment of the ransom also has a deadline, but whether or not Equifax meets the demand of the hackers, affected customers should take the necessary steps to safeguard their information and identities. Equifax Hackers Demand $2.66 Million Ransom Equifax recently revealed that it suffered a massive data breach that placed 143 million Americans at risk. While the number of victims is less compared to other cybersecurity incidents such as the 1 billion victims of the infamous Yahoo hack, the Equifax hack is more dangerous due to the more sensitive information that the hackers were able to acquire. The hackers stole data such as the names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates of customers, as well as driver's license numbers for some victims. The data breach also compromised the credit card information of 209,000 customers and deeper levels of information for 182,000 customers through dispute documents. The Equifax hackers have now demanded a ransom of 600 Bitcoins, or about $2.66 million, for the data that they stole. In exchange for the money, they said that they will delete all of it.