Social security numbers of 143 million consumers stolen from Equifax

Equifax mishandled private information for more than 143 million consumers and this can have a lasting impact on these people credit profile and financial situation.  It would be wise to check your status and determine whether your private information was among the millions hacked.  Click on the image below to see whether and how you can get protected…

Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting firms, announced Thursday that its computer systems had been breached, leading to the unauthorized accessing of Social Security numbers and birth dates of up to 143 million U.S. consumers. The Atlanta-based company said the intrusion — enabled by a website vulnerability — occurred from mid-May through July. The issue was discovered July 29, and the company spent recent weeks working with a cybersecurity consultant and authorities on an investigation, which is continuing.

Credit giant Equifax says Social Security numbers, birth dates of 143 million consumers may have been exposed – LA Times