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September 11, 2017

Equifax breach: Here's what you need to do

  • Unlike previous breaches at Yahoo, Target and Home Depot, Equifax's role in the financial industry makes this breach far more alarming.
  • By KEN SWEET
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — There's no way around it: The news from credit reporting company Equifax that 143 million Americans had their information exposed is very serious.

    The crucial pieces of personal information that criminals may need to commit identity theft — Social Security numbers, birthdates, address histories, legal names — were all obtained. And once your personal data is out there, it's basically out there forever.


     
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