Checked Your Credit Since the Equifax Hack?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:51:08 +0000

A recent consumer survey suggests that half of all Americans still haven’t checked their credit report since the Equifax breach last year exposed the Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and other personal information on nearly 150 million people. If you’re in that fifty percent, please make an effort to remedy that soon. Credit reports from the three major bureaus — Equifax, Experian and Trans Union — can be obtained online for free at — the only Web site mandated by Congress to serve each American a free credit report every year.

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Please don’t buy this: identity theft protection services

Credit to Author: William Tsing| Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:31:58 +0000

Identity theft protection services promise to have your back against cybercriminals looking to steal your data. But they don’t actually stop them from taking your identity. Are they worth it, then? We say no.



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Equifax or Equiphish?

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:53:16 +0000

More than a week after it said most people would be eligible to enroll in a free year of its TrustedID identity theft monitoring service, big three consumer credit bureau Equifax has begun sending out email notifications to people who were able to take the company up on its offer. But in yet another security stumble, the company appears to be training recipients to fall for phishing scams.

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Equifax Breach: Setting the Record Straight

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 03:35:26 +0000

Bloomberg published a story this week citing three unnamed sources who told the publication that Equifax experienced a breach earlier this year which predated the intrusion that the big-three credit bureau announced on Sept. 7. To be clear, this earlier breach at Equifax is not a new finding and has been a matter of public record for months. Furthermore, it was first reported on this Web site in May 2017.

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The Equifax Breach: What You Should Know

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:31:40 +0000

It remains unclear whether those responsible for stealing Social Security numbers and other data on as many as 143 million Americans from big-three credit bureau Equifax intend to sell this data to identity thieves. But if ever there was a reminder that you — the consumer — are ultimately responsible for protecting your financial future, this is it. Here’s what you need to know and what you should do in response to this unprecedented breach.

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Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2017 18:15:13 +0000

I cannot recall a previous data breach in which the breached company’s public outreach and response has been so haphazard and ill-conceived as the one coming right now from big-three credit bureau Equifax, which rather clumsily announced Thursday that an intrusion jeopardized Social security numbers and other information on 143 million Americans.

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Credit Card Breach at Buckle Stores

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2017 14:07:08 +0000

The Buckle Inc., a clothier that operates more than 450 stores in 44 U.S. states, disclosed Friday that its retail locations were hit by malicious software designed to steal customer credit card data. The disclosure came hours after KrebsOnSecurity contacted the company regarding reports from sources in the financial sector about a possible breach at the retailer.

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