It’s time for all of us to play defense, because Equifax clearly did not.
In the wake of the epic breach of as many as 143 million of our Social Security numbers, names and addresses from the company’s credit files, the company put up a website that attempted to make sense of things for consumers.
The company’s first order of business ought to have been to create a simple way for people to figure out if their data was potentially compromised. On this count, Equifax failed at first.
Read more from The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/08/your-money/identity-theft/equifaxs-instructions-are-confusing-heres-what-to-do-now.html?WT.mc_ev=click&WT.mc_id=NYT-E-I-NYT-E-AT-091417-L5&=&=&em_pos=medium&emc=edit_el_20170914&nl=el&nl=at-times&nl_art=3&nlid=55535542&ref=headline&te=1&referer=