Equifax Security Breach – Was Your Personal Data Compromised?
By now, you have probably heard of the Equifax cyber security breach. Below is some information that will help you to determine if your personal information at Equifax has been compromised.
Equifax announced on September 7th that criminals had exploited one of their U.S. websites and gained access to consumer information that included:
- Social security numbers
- Birth dates
- Driver’s license data
- Credit card information
Equifax has established a website that will tell you if your information has been compromised: https://trustedidpremier.com/eligibility/eligibility.html. The website will ask for your last name and the last 6 digits of your social security number. After entering this information, the site will immediately tell you if your information might have been accessed. Once you determine if your information is at risk, the site will also allow you to sign up for free credit monitoring with “TrustID Premier”.
Cyber security insurance isn’t just for businesses, as it affects millions of individuals each year. Alkali has partnered with knowledgeable and trusted Identity Theft carriers that understand this distinct risk. Identity Theft coverage may also be available on your personal homeowner’s policy.
If you’re interested in learning more about Identity Theft coverage, please contact us at (972) 673-0045.