One of the biggest Cyber Attacks just happened in the USA, Equifax, the company that store US citizens data like Social security numbers, driver licenses and credit numbers has been hacked. The company said that over 143 Million American citizens are exposed and at risk.
Just to make it clear, 143 Million is more than 50% of the adult population in the USA ( 326 Million citizens and 249 Million are adults). When you read this, just assume that you got hacked and your personal data is out there. According to the reports, 209,000 credit card numbers were stolen not mentioning birth dates, addresses and around 182,000 files of credit reporting disputes.
Now, some people will check their bank accounts and will see no change and assume that they weren’t hurt in this attack, but it can even happen one year from now that someone who has your info will try to make a move to get your money. Hackers know that the best time to use the stolen details is after everyone forgets, and people tend to forget.
The first thing to do is to try and connect with Equifax and check if your info were stolen, people report that the consumer service of Equifax is bad and they’re not helping like they should. I recommend to change all your important passwords and maybe change credit cards, it might be irritating but it’s important.
This hack is a wake up call for those who think that security is not top priority. It’s not a game, it’s our life savings, its our future and if we will close our eyes and say that it not happen to us, we will stay with nothing in our hands. If you want to keep your family safe and secure never compromise for less than the best security option.