How to protect yourself after the Equifax data breach

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Take Equifax up on its offer, or if you're not comfortable with it, consider paid credit monitoring services offered by the other two credit bureaus, TransUnion and Experian.

The breach affected about 143 million in the United States, as well as some people in Canada and the United Kingdom, but Equifax didn't provide a number.

The company said "criminals" cribbed other personal info such as birth dates, addresses and driver's license numbers, as well as some 209,000 USA consumers' credit card numbers.

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Equifax (EFX) shares were lower 13% ahead of Friday's open after the company disclosed late Thursday a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting about 143 million US consumers, in which criminals exploited a USA website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files.

Equifax is one of the three credit monitoring services used to monitor your credit and a credit activity. Within 10 to 14 days, consumers receive a letter from Equifax which provides a toll-free number and unique (to each consumer) personal identification or PIN number for use in freely unlocking/relocking their credit file. And have you tested your processes?

He also said consumers can view their own credit reports free of charge once a year at www.AnnualCreditReport.com or by calling 1-877-322-8228. That's because, as one of three nationwide credit-reporting agencies, Equifax gets its data from credit card companies, banks, retailers and lenders - often without consumers knowing it.

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Many security experts have been recommending freezing credit reports as an identity theft defensive maneuver to anyone who has been affected by the Equifax breach - more than half of the US adult population. You probably wouldn't use that bank ever again. A freeze stops thieves from opening new credit cards or loans in your name, but it also prevents you from opening new accounts. Each company will give you a code that you'll need again in order to lift the freeze, so keep it in a safe place. Watch for charges you didn't authorize, even if they are for small amounts. Such PINs could potentially be brute-forced by someone attempting to unlock a credit report for the goal of identity theft. "Cybersecurity experts estimate that the effects of this breach may be felt by consumers for decades".

"Our property and business interruption insurance may not be adequate to compensate us for all losses or failures that may occur", Equifax said in the filing. Several state attorneys general have also said they would investigate, which could result in fines at the state level.

Some lawsuits could also target sales by three Equifax executives of almost $1.8 million of stock within a few days of the breach's discovery.

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"We know that 367,737 Montanans were affected by the Equifax data breach", said Mark Mattioli, chief of Montana's Office of Consumer Protection. A few days after the data hack was discovered, they sold $1.8 million in shares of stock in the company.

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