Mid May to July of 2017, Equifax had a security breach of their consumers private personal information, including social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some drivers license numbers.
Adding to the issue, it has been noted that around 209,000 credit card numbers of consumers were breached as well. If you have had any interaction with Equifax it is highly suggested you keep an eye on your bank accounts and use of SSN.
The breach was discovered on the 29th of July and was immediately acted upon to prevent any more loss of sensitive information. The investigation is reported to be almost through and done, and should be expected to wrap up in the coming weeks.
The Chief Execitive Officer stated that there will be comprehensive services to support all U.S. consumers, even if this breach left them unaffected.
A website has been set up to help consumers see if their information was breached, click here to be brought to the support site.
Despite Eqiufax’s goal of being a leader in data managing and protection, they too had become a victim of a security breach. This should be taken as time to learn from this experience and ensure your network is as strong as it possibly can be.
No matter how small your network may be, without proper monitoring and maintenance, you are subject to hacking and data breaches. Entrust your network to us at Re2tech, a business that is small, but has strong flexibility, and the knowledge of a large enterprise, we are in this for the long haul! We make I.T. happen!