"My office has been in contact with Equifax and is working to get to the bottom of how this massive data breach occurred, and how we can protect the 12 million Texans it reportedwho are at potential risk of identity theft", Attorney General Paxton said.
"This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one that strikes at the heart of who we are and what we do", said Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard F. Smith.
The information includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver's license and credit card numbers. I was able to freeze my credit with Equifax, Experian and TransUniononline in 17 minutes last Friday.
Already reeling after a disclosure last week that a May cyberattack may have stolen the personal data of as many as 143 million Americans, Equifax saw its shares fall almost 15 percent on Wednesday, to $98.99. It can be a pain because you'll have to unfreeze it every time someone needs to run a credit check on you or if you need a loan.
"With the Equifax breach, people can use that information to open new accounts that people didn't have in the past, and also access information to use existing accounts, said Keith Eiden, Executive Vice President for Sales & Lending for Superior Credit Union".
You're also advised to keep an eye on your bank account and other finances.
The company has set up a website for consumers to figure out if their information has been compromised and sign up for credit monitoring. Enter your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security Number.
Tip #2: Run your credit report. This is going to last way longer than that, so your next step is you add a free fraud alert to any of the big major companies.
It seems the only thing Equifax has done right so far, is finally removing their charge to freeze your credit report.
Equifax announced to the public on Thursday that a "cybersecurity incident" had exposed the personal information of approximately 143 million Americans.
The nation's three credit agencies are swamped with calls from millions of Americans trying to put a fast freeze on their credit report.
Peterson cautioned those affected to be sure they are signing up for Equifax's free service and not its paid service.
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