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« Last Edit: September 09, 2017, 07:20:30 PM by Drastic »

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Re: Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 06:43:33 AM »
Nice upsell by them.

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Re: Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 11:08:16 PM »
>likely impacted all US adults

That was my thought, too. Particularly since corporate PR departments have a track record of minimizing the breach numbers when first announced, then slowly raising their estimates after the public moves on to the next security disaster.

As one of those articles in the other thread mentioned, you now really have no alternative except to freeze your credit records.

Minor PITA. Unless you LOSE YOUR PIN!, then it's a major PITA.

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Re: Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2017, 12:45:49 PM »
Posted by Mike Grehan

What cybercriminals do with stolen Social Security numbers

http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/19/technology/business/equifax-breach-social-security/index.html
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Re: Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2017, 12:53:48 PM »
Pretty crappy, glossed-over, lip-service article.  There is exposure to fraud and identity theft that isn't just direct attacks on your bank accounts or credit cards --such as using your identity when going to a hospital's emergency room.  We need some deeper guidance now.

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Re: Equifax Breach Response Turns Dumpster Fire
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2017, 12:12:36 PM »