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Equifax Data Breach: What Does This Mean For You?

9/21/2017

The recent data breach of Equifax, one of three major U.S. consumer credit agencies, has created worry and panic among consumers. Such breaches highlight problems that will likely have an impact on future regulations and legislation. But what about you, the individual? 

For the individual consumer, keep in mind that sites utilized to check if you were impacted by the breach can often make you vulnerable to phishing sites, so use caution when researching online. You should always be vigilant for phishing emails or scams and continuously monitor your credit for unusual activity. Visit AICPA Insights to learn more about the Equifax data breach, how it happened, and what you the individual can do to safely research the situation.

 


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