Equifax Breach Affects Wyoming Residents
Written by andrew-rossi on September 11, 2017
A major security breach at one of the three major credit reporting bureaus has affected almost half of United States residents.
Equifax revealed Friday that their systems were hit with a cyberattack between May and July, affecting 143 million people.
What makes this one so scary, according to Tim Mahieu with Level Four Wealth Management, is that this particular hack exposed everything from social security numbers, birthdates and drivers license numbers, in addition to credit card information.
Mahieu says that Equifax is offering a free one-year credit monitoring service for all those affected, but according to an article on MSN.com, by subscribing to that particular service, you may be giving up the right to sue Equifax for any damages related to the massive breach – and additionally, the service may take time to go into effect.
As a Wealth Advisor, Mahieu says there are several other things you can do to protect yourself if you are one of the millions of people affected by this credit breach.
To see if you are one of the millions of people whose information was exposed by this security breach, Mahieu says you can log on to equifaxsecurity2017.com, which will indicate if you may have been compromised.