Surviving The Equifax Security Breach

How to Protect Yourself After 143 Million Accounts Were Hacked

What Happened:

On September 7th, Equifax — one of the three large credit monitoring agencies — reported that it had suffered a massive data breach by hackers. Worse, they reported that the hack had occurred five weeks previously, on July 29th. That data breach exposed credit information, social security numbers and other information on more than 143 million Americans and some foreigners. Why did Equifax wait five weeks before telling anyone about this massive hack…