September 7, 2017 — Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files.
The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and in some instances, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed.
Equifax has established a dedicated website at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com and contact the dedicated call center at 866-447-7559 to help consumers determine if their information has been potentially impacted and to sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection. The offering called TrustedID Premier, includes 3-Bureau credit monitoring of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion credit reports; copies of Equifax credit reports; the ability to lock and unlock Equifax credit reports; identity theft insurance; and Internet scanning for Social Security numbers – all complimentary to U.S. consumers for one year.