With the latest Equifax data breach information coming out last week, over 143 million Americans’ financial and personal identifiable information (PII) is now in the hands of cyber criminals. Additionally, credit card numbers from approximately 209,000 U.S. consumers and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information for approximately 182,000 U.S. consumers were also accessed by cyber criminals. This data breach denotes a real threat to the economic security of the U.S. and is becoming alarmingly more frequent.
Cyber criminals exploited an Equifax U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to the data between mid-May through July 2017 to the below information:
- Social Security Numbers
- Driver’s License Numbers
- Credit Card Numbers
- Dispute Documents
- Birth Dates
Cask strongly recommends for all to visit Equifax’s below website to determine if the above data breach impacted your credit data.
To find out how to further reduce the risk of having exploited vulnerabilities within your own company’s computing environment, let us help guide you and your company to become more proactive and aware of cyber threats. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.