Equifax is offering help for people whose personal information was hacked -- but there are big strings attached. The credit reporting agency announced Thursday that the personal information of as many
The credit monitoring bureau says the personal information of 143 million Americans was exposed. Everyone should be worried about the latest cybersecurity breach. Equifax, one of the main credit score
According to the company, the timing was a total coincidence. On Thursday, Equifax, one of the biggest consumer credit-reporting agencies in the country, disclosed some extremely bad news, if you put risk
When a credit card gets stolen, it's easy for the victim of the crime to shut down the card, get a new account number and avoid monetary loss. But financial peril rises and can persist for years when data
The fine print in its "free" service for hack victims indicates they'll have to pay later. UPDATE: Sept. 11 ― In a reversal, Equifax said in a statement Monday morning that the company wouldn’t require
"I would have never thought that credit freezes are worth the hassle for us," Liz Weston, a financial planner and columnist at NerdWallet, told BuzzFeed News. "But at this point it's the prudent course."
Editor's note, Sept. 11, 2017: We recommend that anyone with a credit history assume they were affected by the hack, as Equifax's hack-checker tool proved unreliable in our tests. In addition, Equifax's
Nearly half the US woke up Friday to find out their Social Security number might have been stolen, thanks to hackers who breached the database of a top credit monitoring service. Equifax is one of three