Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill is advising residents to take steps to protect themselves in the wake of the Equifax data breach. The breach is estimated to affect 143 million Americans nationwide, including an estimated 3.8 million Hoosiers.
Equifax, one of the nation’s largest credit reporting agencies, announced last Thursday that a cyber breach compromised much of its consumers’ personal information, such as names, addresses, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers.
Indiana Attorney General consumer protection division director Betsy Eisenberg says the state is encouraging people to check to see if their information is compromised.
Equifax discovered July 29th that it had been hacked, more than a month before it disclosed the attack to consumers, according to media reports.
For more information on the Equifax security breach, and to request a credit freeze, Hoosier’s can visit the Attorney General’s website.