Equifax Security Breach – What You Can Do
An estimated 143 million U.S. consumers could be affected by a cyber security attack carried out against Equifax, one of the nation’s three largest credit-reporting companies.
“The information included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. The hackers also got access to credit card numbers for roughly 209,000 consumers, plus certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 consumers,” Equifax said.
In the wake of this breach, RRCU Members can take several immediate actions:
- Use Caution When Opening Emails
Avoid clicking on links or downloading attachments from suspicious emails that claim to be updates from Equifax or connected to the breach.
- Change Passwords
- Enable Two-Factor Identification
Be sure security questions are in place and additional security enhancements for your accounts are applied.
- Monitor Your Accounts Closely
Because some credit card information was exposed, it’s smart to watch your accounts for suspicious activity. Download MobiMoney to set up instant alerts for all account activity so you know what’s happening in real time.
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