Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, has revealed that a huge security breach has exposed sensitive information on up to 143 million Americans. The hackers gained entrance to the company's data from May until July of this year, and were able to retrieve Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and credit card numbers, among other data. The attack on the company represents one of the largest risks to personally sensitive information in recent years.
To read the full Equifax Consumer notice click the link below:
To learn more about the breach, check out this article from CNN Money.
Under Massachusetts law, you have the right to obtain a police report in regard to this incident, to learn how, visit this link.
For additional resources on how to keep your identity safe online, the New York Times released this helpful article after the breach was announced.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published recommendations regarding the breach, you can view them here.
How HUECU can help you protect your information:
Be sure to set up Activity Alerts on your Debit and Credit Card Accounts.
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