BREAKING: Equifax Pwned…. Info On 143 Million Americans In The Wild

This data breach is epic.

Various media outlets are reporting that credit monitoring firm Equifax has been pwned by hackers. The Social Security numbers and other sensitive information of about 143 million Americans is now out there. Which means 143 million Americans are at risk for identity theft. What’s worse is the fact that Equifax discovered the hack July 29, but waited until Thursday to warn consumers.

#EpicFail

The company established a website, https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ , where people can check to see if their personal information may have been stolen. Consumers can also call 866-447-7559 for more information. Experian is also offering free credit monitoring to all U.S. consumers for a year.

This is now the biggest data breach in history. It is far from trivial and I would strongly recommend that you take all possible precautions as the repercussions will be felt for years.

UPDATE: According to the CBC, some Canadian and UK customers have been affected by this epic pwnage.

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