Equifax - one of our nation’s three major credit reporting bureaus - announced last week that it had been breached. Hackers accessed personal information from over 143 million Americans, including their social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and in some cases, driver’s license numbers. In addition, credit card numbers for more than 200,000 people appear to have been stolen.
The Illinois Bankers Association offers these tips for navigating the Equifax breach and protecting your personal information.
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