Equifax Data Breach
As there continues to be risks in the digital economy, proactively monitoring and responding to known security breaches is a recommendation for the entire CWRU user community.
If you have a credit report, there is a good chance that you are one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.
Here are the facts, according to Equifax:
- The breach lasted from mid-May through July.
- The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.
- They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people.
- Finally, they grabbed personal information of people in the UK and Canada too.
There are steps to take to help protect your information from being misused. Visit Equifax’s website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/07/pf/victim-equifax-hack-how-to-find-out/index.html to take action and secure your information.
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