Equifax Data Breach--Remedies to Protect Yourself
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2888) one year ago
Given that the Russians meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, it is not a stretch that they may have also meddled in the huge data breach at Equifax as a cyber attack. In case you haven't noticed, there is diplomatic tit-for-tat going on between the U.S. and Russia in terms of imposing sanctions on each other.

If you need information about how to protect your credit and Social Security number, here are a couple of articles. Also, some of the comments contain helpful suggestions about what to do.


Posted by David Schott (+12931) one year ago
Reply to Mary Catherine Dunphy (#373084)
I read that Equifax is offering a free credit monitoring service but with a catch -- if you sign up for it you are agreeing to binding arbitration with them with respect to this breach. Apparently they received flack for placing such a contingency on the free monitoring service and if you sign up for it, you have 30 days to write to them and opt out of the binding arbitration clause.

I didn't study all the details, but be aware and look into it carefully if you're signing up for their free monitoring service.
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