On Thursday, September 8, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident that could potentially impact approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals gained access to certain files, the information in which primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, as well as other information.
Although Equifax has found no evidence of unauthorized activity in their core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases, you may want to consider learning more by visiting their web site, https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ for general information and using their tool to check whether Equifax believes your information may have been compromised.
Unfortunately, identity theft is something we all need to take seriously, and incidents of this type cannot be ignored. I hope you found this information helpful and encourage you to remain diligent about protecting your information.