Equifax, one of the three major credit monitoring bureaus, announced recently that more than 143 Americans’ personal identifying information had been stolen. It’s a massive attack on American citizens and residents, with Social Security numbers, names, birth dates, addresses, and driver’s license numbers all stolen. Additionally, around 209,000 people had their credit cards numbers stolen as well. This means that nearly half of all Americans are now at serious risk of identity theft.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://tenta.com/blog/post/2017/09/equifax-hack