Hackers Could Use Equifax Data for Years

Hackers who successfully breached Equifax obtained valuable personal information that doesn’t change. On September 7, Equifax disclosed hackers accessed names, social security numbers, birthdates, driver’s license numbers, addresses and credit card numbers in a massive data breach potentially affecting nearly two-thirds of the adult U.S. population. This data breach could potentially impact victims’ personal and financial…

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143 Million Impacted by Massive Equifax Data Breach

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting bureaus in the nation, disclosed a massive data breach had occurred that potentially affects 143 million Americans – nearly two-thirds of the adult U.S. population. The compromised data includes names, social security numbers, birthdates, driver’s license numbers, addresses and credit card numbers. Exploiting…

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When Medical Bills Pile Up Credit Scores Can Suffer

Ronda Barmoy was a community services manager with a high-five-figure income, insurance and savings for a rainy day. Then, mounting medical bills made money so tight she turned to credit cards just to survive. Barmoy can no longer work, but spent several years managing different community-based services organizations. Her primary role was providing vocational guidance…

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