Equifax Data Breach
Here is what you need to know after the most recent security breach.
Equifax, one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies, has revealed that a huge security breach has exposed sensitive information on up to 143 million Americans. THe hackers gained entrance to the comapny's data from May until July of this year, and were able to retrieve Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers and credit card numbers, among other data. The attack on the compamy represents one of the largest risks to personally sensitive information in recent years.
To read the full Equifax Consumer notice CLICK HERE.
To learn more about the breach, check out this article from CNN Money.
Under Massachusetts law, you have the right to obtain a poilce report in regard to this incident, to learn how, visit this link.
For additional resources on how to keep your identity safe online, the New York Times relased this helpful article after the breach was announced.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has published recommendations regarding the breach, you can view them here.
Credit Card Security & Alerts
Be mindful that fraud can happen to anyone, at any time. It is important to protect yourself and be aware of your finances. As a member of St. Jean's Credit Union, you are able to set up customized alerts to monitor your credit card activity. Here are a few things you may do to reduce the impact of fraud.