Over 140 million names and their corresponding Social Security numbers were exposed after the credit-rating company Equifax was hacked. Criminals had access to sensitive information like home addresses, dates of birth, and driver’s license and state IDs, plus credit card numbers after a cyber attack between May and July of this year.
Some users in Canada and the UK were also affected.
The company says it discovered the breach on July 29 and immediately put a stop to the intrusion.
To determine if your information was compromised, you can click here. or contact a dedicated call center at 866-447-7559, which the company set up to assist consumers. The call center is open every day (including weekends) from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. Eastern time.
If you are among those affected, you’ll be able to sign up for credit monitoring and identity theft protection.