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What to do if you're one of the 44% of Americans hit by the Equifax breach

September 8, 2017View for printing

An estimated 143 million U.S. consumers could be affected by a cybersecurity attack carried out against Equifax, one of the nation's three largest credit-reporting companies.

Normally one of the first things victims are told to do is to go to a credit-reporting company and request their records to make sure that there are no unauthorized accounts or charges on their existing accounts.

This time around, experts suggest checking with Equifax rivals, Experian and TransUnion.

Elizabeth Weise, USATODAY ... /644406001/


Equifax hack reminds internet how much it hates credit agencies

Let the Equifax hate begin.

Not only did the company expose the personal information of 143 million people, including names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, and even some driver's license numbers. It also turns out that three of its executives sold $1.8 million worth of company stock right after the breach was discovered. ... Xxj6W3DSSqw


Equifax hack gives criminals data to loot your bank account, shop with your money, expert says Top execs sold company stock before revealing breach

By ETHAN BARON | | Bay Area News Group ... fax-breach/
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