Equifax Announces Cybersecurity Breach

Another huge breach.. this one the bad guys good a lot of valuable information, here is the summary:

  • Equifax reported a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting 143 million U.S. consumers. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.
  • The unauthorized access was discovered July 29 and Equifax notified us of the incident on September 7, 2017
  • The company said the information accessed includes names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver’s license numbers
  • In addition, credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed.

Yet another good reason to secure a Cyber Liability policy as well as improve your agents’ cyber awareness.