Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed.
They will be notifying US residents who were affected by mailing a letter (not an email!).
They are asking everyone to monitor their credit report closely. They are also offering a complimentary, one-year subscription to TrustedID Premier.
Please be aware: you will not be called by Equifax and should not provide personal information to anyone who calls you or sends you a message about this incident.
For consumers with additional questions, Equifax has established a dedicated call center. The call center is available at 866-447-7559, every day (including weekends) from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Eastern time.
Read more about the Equifax Security Breach on their website.