Equifax, one of the third largest U.S. based credit reporting agencies, announced this past Thursday that criminal hackers gained access to company data and may have compromised sensitive information for nearly 143 million American consumers, including Social Security numbers, home addresses, and birthdates. According to an investigation done by Equifax, the hackers accessed the information via exploiting a weak point in the company’s website software. The company states that “the breach began in May yet wasn’t discovered until July.” Equifax also claims that their core database was not penetrated through this breach. This may be the largest risk to personally sensitive information in recent years, and is the third major cybersecurity threat for Equifax since 2015.
If you or anyone you know may have been compromised by the Equifax breach, you may have a claim. Please contact Finkelstein Thompson LLP at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us toll-free at 1-844-280-5009.