Equifax data breach check: What to do if your data was hacked - CBS News

CBS News| Fri Sep 08 11:00:53 EDT 2017
If you're among the roughly 44 percent of the U.S. population who is potentially jeopardized by the Equifax breach, there's a significant chance you or someone in your family has had their personal data compromised.  The hackers gained access to important information belonging to 143 million U.S. consumers after exploiting a vulnerability on the company's website. The cyberattack occurred between mid-May and July, but Equifax (EFX) didn't disclose the incident until Thursday.  That's leaving millions of Americans scrambling to figure out how to respond to the security breach and the threat of having their identities stolen. Consumers can take several steps to protect themselve..

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