Cybercrime is a reality in our world today and we are all affected. It has just been publicly released that Equifax, the consumer credit reporting agency, has had a data breach. These criminal hackers have gained social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses and in some cases driver’s license numbers of 143 million Americans.
According to Equifax, the hack happened somewhere between mid-May through July 2017.
There is not much that you can do from your end except to monitor your reports and activity. We urge you to go to the following website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, which has been setup by Equifax to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection.