The Fallout From The Equifax Security Breach And Steps You Should Take To Protect Your Credit

September 25, 2017 By Mark Heyne
WVXU Public Radio

A cybersecurity breach at Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, has compromised the personal data of about 143 million Americans, almost half the country. The company says the cyber thieves were able to steal social security numbers, birth dates, and addresses for a massive number of people.

Equifax has also acknowledged a second breach this year, which the company says occurred in March and is not related to the latest one.

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