As you’ve likely heard, last week credit reporting bureau Equifax announced a major data breach affecting approximately 143 million Americans. The company said that from mid-May through the end of July, criminals exploited an Equifax website vulnerability to access names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and in some cases driver’s licenses.

  • Equifax is updating this webpage with important consumer information regarding the breach and you can protect your credit.
  • The Federal Trade Commission is offering steps consumers can take to help protect their information from being misused.