Equifax breach

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redit reporting company Equifax announced that it was the subject of a massive data breach on September 7, 2017. An estimated 143 million consumers may have had their personally identifiable information compromised.It appears that Equifax’s records were breached from mid-May through July 2017.

Announced: September 7, 2017

Description of the breach: Credit bureau Equifax announced that it sustained a breach which affected about 143 million consumers. The compromised data included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and in some cases, driver’s license numbers, credit card numbers, and documents provided by consumers in dispute cases.

Given the scale of this breach, Equifax is offering all American consumers free credit monitoring and identity protection through TrustedID Premier for up to one year. To take advantage of this offer, consumers can visit Equifax’s breach website, by clicking here.   

Data breach period: Mid May 2017-July, 2017

Official statement from Equifax: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

Find out if your personal information was compromised by clicking here.

To take advantage of free credit monitoring and identity protection click here.

More coverage of this breach: Associated Press and Yahoo Finance