Almost 6 months ago today, Equifax announced one of the largest, yet most heinous breach of consumer data in the history of the Internet (and United States, frankly). An approximated 145 million US consumers have been compromised in this breach – with attackers gaining access to critical personal information such as: social security numbers, birth dates, driver’s license numbers, and, get this, credit card numbers. Short of bank pins, or credit card security codes, this silver platter, data smorgasbord freely opens up essentially everything on these unknowing consumers. And we bet that is not the ONLY data Equifax is keeping on us consumers.
Let’s dive in and find out what’s transpired during the past few months and what we can do to stay safe.