Equifax Hacked! 140 Million American Accounts Breached, Company Apologizes!

Equifax is one of the three companies that report your FICO score so this breach into over 140 million accounts is no small issue.

In the world of hacking, this would be considered a Category 5 event.

Everyone needs to pay attention going forward to this story because it could affect you. All I can say is, Wow. A credit reporting source can’t even secure private data. Maybe I should use the new catch term, “leaked.” Seems to be the acceptable norm these days while hell in a handbasket is another notable, whatever that is.

Source: NewsWorks

Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans.

The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that “criminals” exploited a U.S. website application to access files between mid-May and July of this year.

It said consumers’ names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers were exposed. Credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. consumers were also accessed.

The company said hackers also accessed some “limited personal information” from British and Canadian residents.

Equifax said it doesn’t believe that any consumers from other countries were affected.

The hack was first discovered by Equifax on July 29. The credit monitoring company’s CEO, Richard Smith, issued an apology to its customers. “This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do. I apologize to consumers and our business customers for the concern and frustration this causes,” said Smith.

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree ShowFollow him on FacebookSpreakeriHeartRadioGoogle Plus & Twitter.

Wayne Dupree

Wayne Dupree is owner and founder of WayneDupree.com. He was named to the 2017 Newsmax’s 50 Most Influential African-American Republicans. He served in the USAF between 1987-1995. He saw time in Operation Desert Storm/Shield and is the father of three. He is the host of the Wayne Dupree Show.

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