Equifax is one the of the three major credit reporting bureaus in the U.S. and because of the “quality” of personal data that has been accessed and stolen, this breach is huge.
Of the many high-profile data breaches that have occurred recently, one of the latest happened in January at the University of Central Florida when a hacker gained access to more than 60,000 Social Security numbers of current and former students and administrators.
Hopefully, the answer is recently or within the past year. One of the easiest and most important steps to minimize the potential damage that can be caused by identity theft is to request and review your credit reports from Experian, Equifax, or TransUnion once a year. It’s very easy and it’s free! Securing your credit […]