Here's How to Protect Your Information After the Equifax Data Breach

Frank Eisemann

The Wall Street Journal just reported that credit-reporting company Equifax Inc. disclosed that hackers gained access to some of its systems, compromising personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers making this one of the most threatening data breaches in recent years. Equifax chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith said, "This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do".

If you have a credit report, there’s a good chance that you’re one of the 143 million impacted by the data breach. According to Equifax, hackers accessed the following:

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Topics: Data protection