Equifax settlement cash might not be what you expect

More than 15 million victims of the 2017 Equifax data breach have put in claims for redress in the form of credit monitoring or money, according to new court filings.

Following one of the largest breaches ever to threaten Americans’ private information — 147 million people were affected — there have been over 3.3 million claims for credit monitoring and over 4.5 million claims for money, the filing shows that.