Yesterday Equifax announced a cyber security incident potentially impacting 143 million consumers. Between May and July of this year, criminals were able to access consumer information including social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver's license numbers.
While the breach took place on Equifax's databases, the company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on their core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.
The company has created a dedicated website consumers can use to find if they have been impacted. They are also offering credit file monitoring, identity theft insurance and internet scanning for impacted consumers. A dedicated call center (866.447.7559) has been created to answer questions.
Some credit card numbers and disputed documents with personal identifying information were also compromised. Equifax will be sending direct mail notifications to those consumers.
For more information, visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.
If you believe you are the victim of Identity Theft, follow these steps as soon as possible.