On September 7, 2017 Equifax announced that they had a cybersecurity incident that potentially exposed personally identifiable information(PII) for 143 million people. The data contained name, SSN, date of birth, address, and for some, driver’s license number. Credit card numbers for 209,000 people were also exposed. Equifax will be mailing out notifications for those impacted by the credit card information.
Equifax is offering free identity theft protection for everyone, even if you were not affected by the breach. To sign up for the credit monitoring and for additional information about the breach visit the Equifax site https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com
Addtional information about Identify Theft can be found on our site http://security.pages.tcnj.edu/resources-tips/identity-theft-information/