USA, UK, and Canadian residents may be affected
If you've ever gotten a credit report, chances are you've heard of Equifax Inc. Today, the company stated that a hack exposed the personal details of potentially 143 million U.S. consumers between mid-May and July.
Criminals had accessed details including social security numbers, names, and maybe driver's license numbers.
Some UK and Canadian residents were also hacked.
The company has hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate the breach even though there was no evidence of a breach into its core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.
If the breach did happen, it could be one of the biggest in the United States.
Rick Smith, Chairman and CEO of Equifax Inc., speaks about a cyber security incident involving consumer information.
Equifax has established a dedicated website to help consumers determine if their information has been potentially impacted and to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection.
For more information, please visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.