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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:48 pm 
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This effects at least half the U.S. population.

By providing full names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and, in some cases, driver license numbers, it provided most of the information banks, insurance companies, and other businesses use to confirm consumers are who they claim to be. The theft, by criminals who exploited a security flaw on the Equifax website, opens the troubling prospect the data is now in the hands of hostile governments, criminal gangs, or both and will remain so indefinitely.

http://digg.com/2017/equifax-hack


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:54 am 
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Wow, possibly the biggest data hack ever! And then some Equifax employees were caught dumping stock before releasing the news.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:41 am 
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For some time now I've been of the opinion that there has been a complete total loss of control of all this data security, hacking, and personal identity.

Assume it is at least 2X worse than whateverTF the media and government is telling you. Your name ss and dob is already out there hacked and it is only a matter of time. tic toc...

Another interesting side note- try challenging anyone, government or business about the info they ask you for and they roll their eyes and treat you like a trouble maker or paranoid chicken little.

Time to just say no and pay cash for everything. Ha! Good luck with that. Carrying around too much cash is a crime too.
Civil asset forfeiture! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:57 am 
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Unbelievable this was allowed to happen. The stock dump is criminal, they knew about this in July???


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:46 pm 
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They said on mine that at this time it appears my info was not breached. We have zero control over our info now.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:06 am 
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I just got a new set of credit cards in the mail, even though the previous ones are only four months old. So I am waiting to see if they got hacked too.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:31 pm 
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I think it is probably time to do the credit freeze thing. What a PITA


https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/20 ... 54065001/#

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/06/how ... ty-freeze/


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:17 am 
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Equifax is offering a free year of credit monitoring. (What the all do when they're hacked.)

So you go on and they ask for 6 digits of your social on a page that doesn't appear to be secure or encrypted, further they
tell you weren't likely effected, then tell you you can go on the credit monitoring site and sign up in 2 days. Why the 2 day delay?
It's a joke.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:13 am 
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Credit monitoring "alerts" is about the equivalent of the cops notifying you after the fact that someone stole your car. BFD


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