Whenever some organization has a big data breach–especially one that leaks social security numbers–security experts recommend you sign up for credit monitoring services to watch for ID thieves opening accounts in your name. However, what happens when the credit monitoring organization is the one that leaked your data!?
Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened with the latest Equifax data breach. Watch the video below to learn more about a huge leak of U.S. citizens’ data, and what you can do about it if affected.
Episode Runtime: 5:03
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCgs7szFZok
- Equifax loses 143 million customer records – The Verge
- Equifax discloses major data breach – Equifax
- Official page for customers to learn more about the Equifax breach – Equifax Security 2017
- General FTC page with tips about ID Theft – FTC.gov