Just wanted to highlight this to people that follow our channels in case you haven’t heard or haven’t had time to look into. The other day Equifax, a consumer credit reporting agency in the United States, considered one of the three largest American credit agencies along with Experian and TransUnion. announced it had found they were hacked and our personal data has been leaked to the hacker internet back on July 29th. Some measures were taken to get everything sorted before announcing, but this seems a bit long to me. Info leaked included driver license numbers. social security numbers, emails, and in some cases more. The biggest part I wanted to highlight here is
After a day of the checking site being up, it was discovered by security analyst professionals that the page it self was poor in security. So yet again, mistakes were made in haste, and potentially could cause us even more trouble! The page was setup on a default installation of wordpress, among other poor practices. If you would like to check if you were affected, we recommend calling the Equifax company direct and communicating with a rep over phone. Another shifty thing brought to attention is a few executives from the company sold off stock a few days prior to the announcement. Could be complete coincidence as the company has stated they had no idea of the information, but I find it hard to believe everyone involved in the company had not heard about this in the month it has been from discovery, to announcement…..
Also we don’t recommend taking advantage of their free Credit Security service
as it is only for one yr (this will affect us for much longer) and will most likely auto renew charging your account, as well as it requires you to agree to opting out of being able to be part of any class action law suit brought up from this. I personally would prefer to manage the damage my self or with another trustworthy company, keeping me open for eligibility for class action.

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