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The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do - September 8, 2017

Equifax, one of the nation's three major credit reporting agencies, reported a cybersecurity incident exposing sensitive personal information potentially impacting approximately 143 million US consumers. 

Based on Equifax's investigation, the breach lasted from mid-May through July. Personal information that was accessed included people's names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver's license numbers. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people were stolen. 


For more information on the Equifax Data Breach and the next steps to take to help protect your information from being misused, please visit the Federal Trade Commission's Consumer Information article: The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do