Equifax security breach jeopardizes 143 million identities; $3 million lottery ticket sold in Sterling

Northern Virginia’s daily dose of local and national news for Friday, Sept. 8.

A high-tech security breach at the credit monitoring company Equifax has exposed approximately 143 million Americans’ Social Security numbers and other private information. The hackers accessed files from mid-May to July of this year.
(NBC 4 Washington)

A $3 million Mega Millions lottery ticket was purchased for the Sept. 5 drawing at the Giant Food store on 21000 Southbank St. in Sterling. The winner’s ticket did not include the Mega Ball number, but instead of being worth only $1 million, the ticket had an added three times “Megaplier,” bumping up the total winnings to $3 million.
(Inside NoVA)

From 6 a.m.-10 p.m. today only, Krispy Kreme will offer a pumpkin spice ring doughnut. Instead of the traditional pumpkin spice cake doughnut, this newcomer will be similar to Krispy Kreme’s go-to glazed ring doughnut with cinnamon and pumpkin spice flavor added.
(What’s Up Manassas)

Long & Foster, the Chantilly-based real estate brokerage, has been acquired by an affiliate of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, HomeServices of America Inc. Long & Foster, founded in 1968, was one of Greater Washington’s largest real estate brokerage firms, selling $28.93 billion in homes last year.
(Washington Business Journal)

Richmond’s Delta Airport Consultants Inc. priced Warrenton-Fauquier Airport’s new terminal at costing $2.8 million, but two other construction bids tacked on hundreds of thousands dollars to that original estimate. This past Tuesday Fauquier officials started soliciting bids for the terminal and are asking all contractors to submit their proposals by 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28.