MASSIVE Credit Bureau Data Breach - Check To Make Sure You Are Safe!

  • 09/07/2017
  • Source: The New York Times
  • by: Tara Siegel Bernard, Tiffany Hsu, Nicole Perlroth, and Ron Lieber
MASSIVE Credit Bureau Data Breach - Check To Make Sure You Are Safe!
By magdalena from romania (don't try to read my mind...) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Equifax, one of the largest consumer reporting credit agencies, announced yesterday that hackers accessed company data - potentially compromising the personally identifiable information of 143 million Americans. That sensitive information includes driver's license and Social Security numbers. 

The audacious attack represents the greatest threat to widespread identity theft in recent years. Three major cybersecurity threats have plagued Equifax since 2015. The reality that criminals could steal all the data they need to inflict the greatest pain makes Equifax such a tempting target.

Experts stress that this hack is as bad as it gets. If you have had a credit report, chances are above 50 percent you are in this breach.    

CLICK HERE to see if the hack compromised your personal information.

H/T The New York Times
 Source: The New York Times
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