Equifax Data Breach Puts Millions at Risk

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Close to half the population of the United States could be affected by a recent cyber attack on Equifax, one of the three largest American consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States. The company also provides identity theft protection.

Equifax announced on Thursday, September 7, 2017, that approximately 143 million U.S. consumers had their private information accessed between mid-May and July 2017.

This information includes:

  • Names
  • Social security numbers
  • Birth dates
  • Addresses
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Credit card numbers


If you have used Equifax’s credit services, your personal information could be at risk.

To determine if your personal information may have been impacted by this incident, please follow the below steps:

  1. Click on the link, “Check Potential Impact,” on this page and provide your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number.
  2. Based on that information, you will receive a message indicating whether your personal information may have been impacted by this incident.

Equifax will offer free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring to all U.S. consumers affected by the data breach.

For more information, please visit Equifax’s website: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/.