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Equifax Breach

On 9/7/17 Equifax reported that a cybersecurity breach exploited a website weakness to access the personal information, including credit card and social security numbers, of as many as 143 million Americans.

What we have been told
“The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, 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.”

What Equifax is offering consumers
Equifax has established a dedicated website, www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to help consumers determine if their personal information has been potentially impacted.  U.S. consumers can also sign up for credit file monitoring and identity theft protection – complimentary for one year.

What Catholic Federal recommends
As always, use caution when receiving emails, text messages, phone calls, etc…. asking for personal information. Closely monitor your accounts and report any type of suspicious activity. Please visit our Account Security page for additional information and tips: https://www.cathfcu.com/Account_Security_321.html

 

 

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