Equifax, one of the 3 major credit reporting agencies, announced on September 7, 2017 a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting 143 million U.S. consumers. According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July, and the hackers obtained names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases driver’s license numbers of Equifax users.
What to do: The Federal Trade Commission released a blog post describing the Equifax breach and tips for what you should do in response. You can view the blog post here.
As always, be on alert regarding suspicious usage of your personal information.
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