143 million Equifax Consumers Cyberattacked

Equifax announced that approximately 143 million U.S. consumers, as well as some Canadians had their personal information hacked. The announcement only hit the news today, but the cyberattack occurred between mid-May 2017 and July 2017.

That is an outrageous number of people, that is almost half of the United States population, granted some of them include businesses. This still sounds very scary. I usually suggest checking your credit information once per year, especially if you get declined a few credit cards in a row. Furthermore, identify theft is also a growing concern. Always take precautionary measures to protect your personal information.

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  1. The link shared by Steve is for US customers and requires SSN for check and free monitoring service. I am surprised Equifax Canada has not started a similar tool.

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