Consumer Reports has no financial relationship with advertisers on this site. The recent security breach at Equifax has left some 143 million consumers scrambling to understand the difference between fraud alerts and security freezes, and which works
143 million social security numbers were stolen from Equifax. Impacted consumers are rushing to put a credit freeze on their accounts. However, a credit freeze won’t protect you completely. Here are three big risks you need to consider.
Just when you thought the Equifax data breach couldn’t get worse: The incident, which saw hackers steal personal data from at least 143 million people, is now inspiring scammers to try and steal even more information. On Thursday morning, the Feder
Equifax Inc. dropped in early trading after specifying which software vulnerability hackers exploited to steal data on 143 million U.S. consumers, pointing to a flaw that computer security experts had flagged publicly early this year.