The credit reporting agency Equifax on Thursday, Sept. 9, announced that a cyber security breach compromised the personal information of as many as 143 million consumers in the United States, Great Britain and and Canada. The company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases, but has reported that credit card numbers for approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers, and credit dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed.
Equifax is providing free one-year credit monitoring for all affected consumers, please visit equifaxsecurity2017.com for more information. Additional details about the data breach and what else you can do to protect your personal information are also available online. If you have any questions for the IT Services Information Security team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.