Equifax Breach

September 15th, 2017 by David Burley

News reports have been flooding in with coverage of the recently revealed Equifax breach. As Equifax is one of the “big three” credit reporting agencies, this is a large incident impacting all Americans — whether or not your data was stolen. While they are still researching the scope and extent of the breach, it is best to assume that:

What should you do?

Remember, the data is now in the hands of criminals and the risks of that won’t go away in the year of credit monitoring Equifax is providing.

Two additional resources for more information are the FTC’s consumer information blog and a long Q&A post by security journalist Brian Krebs.

 

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