The latest data breach may be among the biggest we’ve ever seen. Equifax announced a massive cybersecurity breach compromised the personal information of 143 million Americans (nearly half of the country).
According to Equifax, the July 29 breach was a result of “criminals exploiting a website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files.” Equifax said the exposed personal information includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, and some driver's license numbers. Also, hackers possibly obtained 209,000 credit card numbers.
You can find out if the attack affected you and enroll in complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services from Equifax. CNET outlines some further tips to protect your identity if you suspect you were affected by the attack.
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