• What Makes the Equifax Breach Unique and How it Can Impact Consumers

    Equifax data breach
    Sep 15, 2017
    Although news of the data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal financial information of roughly 44 percent of Americans continues to make headlines, large-scale cyberattacks affecting millions of individuals might be starting to seem like a fairly common occurrence. After all, American consumers can easily recall major incidents over the past several years that have compromised the security of sensitive data – just a few of which include retailers like Target and Home Depot and government entities such as the Office of Personnel Management and the IRS. At the same time, regulatory investigations and the many class-action lawsuits already underway suggest that the Equifax hack represents a substantive threat that must be addressed. To stay attuned to the best ways to protect yourself from fraud including identity theft, be sure to take these facts into account.