One of the largest data breaches in history hit Equifax, compromising personal information of 143 million Americans.
What sets apart this incident from past data breaches is the fact that most people have no idea if they're even Equifax consumers. The company obtains private information from banks, credit card companies and lenders — not from the consumer.
Equifax knew that the database breach happened sometime between mid-May and the end of July. Yet the company didn't make a public announcement until September 7. Half of Americans are panicking over hackers having access to their social security numbers.
But one Twitter user is suspiciously eyeing the consumer credit reporting agency:
Twitter smelled the conspiracy and weighed in:
Equifax said they'll notify customers if they've been affected by the hack, and they can also check for themselves through the company's own website: equifaxsecurity2017.
But you'll have to enroll by giving your name and last six digits of your social security number.
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