I'm interrupting regularly scheduled programming to discuss something major. You are probably aware of it, but you may not know what step to take next.
Recently, news about an Equifax data breach went viral. This isn't surprising, though, as the data breach is said to possibly impact 143 million American consumers.
Yes, 143 million.
This data breach was through Equifax, which is a large credit reporting agency. So, if you have a credit report, then you may be possibly impacted by the Equifax Data Breach.
According to Equifax:
- The breach lasted a surprisingly long time (at least, to me this seems like a long time). It lasted from May through July of 2017.
- During this data breach, hackers were able to access people's names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, and even driver's license numbers in some situations.
- Not only that, these hackers also stole credit card numbers.
- They also stole information from some people in the UK and Canada too, so it's not just people in the United States who were impacted!