September 7, 2017 — Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases. Equifax is offering free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring to all U.S. consumers for one year.
Protecting your information is critical. Visit Equifax site for complete details of the breach as well as information on how to sign-up for the free, one year identity theft protection and credit file monitoring.