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Equifax Data Breach: 5 Actions You Should Take Now

The massive data breach of Equifax servers by hackers from mid-May to July 2017 resulted in unauthorized access to personal information for millions of people – it’s estimated that the personal information of 143 million people – nearly 44% of the U.S. population – was compromised. Equifax is a consumer credit reporting agency that holds the most sensitive information of over 800 million individuals – including their Social Security numbers. The breach means that hackers now may have access to your most sensitive information, including your name, address, social security number, birth date, driver’s license numbers, and for some 209,000 people, credit card numbers, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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