September 7, 2017
UPDATED 10/2/2017 – There were more people effected than originally reported.
As reported by AP, the credit monitoring company Equifax has been breached, thus exposing social security numbers and other data from 143 million Americans.
Credit card numbers for 209,000 Americans have been exposed, as well as addresses, birth dates and some drivers license numbers, as reported by Associated Press. Some “limited information” from British and Canadians. No other countries have been affected according to AP.
As reported by AP, Apparently there was a US web application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.
This is definitely not good! I don’t know about you, but I will be calling my Bank, time for new cards!
As a result of this horrible security breach, Fox News reports, executives have stepped down.
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If you do decide to enroll in the complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services and how to find out if your personal information has been impacted, the website is: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/enroll/