Massive Equifax Hack Affects 143 Million
News Article Here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/b…berattack.html
Quote Originally Posted by Tom’s Guide
There’s some terrible news if you do business with consumer credit monitoring agency Equifax (or even if you don’t). Your sensitive personal info — including Social Security and possibly driver’s license numbers — may be in the hands of data thieves. This is arguably the worst data breach ever.
You can go to this website to see if your data was compromised.
I’d recommend taking the time to check. My data was compromised.
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“If you do nothing, these rules don’t apply to you,” he said. But, he added, going to equifaxsecurity2017.com and entering your name and partial Social Security number does likely expose you to at least one of the two documents.
“Something applies to you,” said Winston. “Whether that’s the terms of service of TrustedID Premier, or Equifax’s main terms of service, is unclear. But there’s a very strong argument that some terms apply to you.”
ps, Equifax corporate officers sold stock in Equifax after finding out about the breach but before publicizing it. i wouldn’t trust them to secure a jar of peanut butter