Equifax reported last week a leak on July 29 that
compromised the data of 143 million Americans. This
breach included Social Security numbers, birth dates,
addresses and, in some instances, driver license numbers. As
though that weren’t bad enough, 209,000 people had their credit
card info leaked, and the breach also included dispute
documents with personally identifying information from 182,000
consumers.

Following the report, the company came under fire for its
response, which was both lackadaisical and callous. The website
that the company set up to assist consumers was at best
broken and at worst, a scam. Phone calls to the company followed the same
trend, and, since then, Congress is reportedly looking into the
issue.

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