September 2017

Equifax Data Breach

What Happened?

Consumer credit reporting agency Equifax revealed that they had suffered a cyber attack. This attack resulted in the loss of records for over 140 million people, including social security number and banking information.

What is The Risk?

Cyber criminals can use this information to take control of existing financial accounts, or open new accounts using your personal information. The goal of this is almost always financial, to defraud businesses and individuals of money.


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