Today, Equifax announced that it was hit by a cyber security attack. The attack could’ve impacted about 143 million U.S. consumers. The perpetrators gained access via a U.S. website application vulnerability to certain files.
The incident occurred between May 2017 and July 2017. According to the agency, there’s no evidence found of unlawful activity on core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases. The biggest information affected were names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers. Also, credit card numbers for over 200,000 people were compromised.
Steps have been taken to rectify the incident. If you want to know whether or not you were impacted, simply go to www.equifaxsecuirty.com.