Credit reporting firm Equifax says cybersecurity incident could potentially affect 143 million US consumers
– Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach
– The breach occurred on July 29
– Personal information including birth dates, credit card numbers and more was obtained in the breach
This is bad y’all. Very bad.
*Update 0645hrs 08SEPT2017
ARSTechnica – Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever
Must read. Too much good info to quote.
DO NOT use the Equifax site (trustedidpremier.com) to put your name and last 6 ssn. Read the article above for why.
In addition, Techcrunch says, “The site’s terms of service seem to state that by agreeing to use this service, the user is waving their rights to bring a class action lawsuit against Equifax.”
*Update 0705hrs 08SEPT2017
Brian Krebs – Breach at Equifax May Impact 143M Americans
Again. Must read. Too much good info to quote