Equifax Data Breach

Equifax Data breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people. You can visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to find out if your information was exposed. Click on the “Potential Impact” tab and enter your last name and the last six digits of your social security number. Your social security number is sensitive information, so make sure you are on a secure computer and an encrypted network connection any time you enter it. The site will tell you if you have been affected by this breach. Here are some other steps to take to help protect yourself after a data breach: Check your credit reports for free at annualcreditreport.com. Get a free copy of your credit report every 12 months from each credit reporting company. Consider placing a credit freeze on your files. Monitor your existing credit card and bank accounts closely for charges you don’t recognize.
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