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    I've read that 143 million citizen records were hacked.

    https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

    "See if your personal information is potentially impacted."
    https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/
    Last edited by userque; 09-08-2017 at 08:43 AM.
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    Thanks Q!

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    Quote Originally Posted by userque View Post
    I've read that 143 million citizen records were hacked.

    https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

    "See if your personal information is potentially impacted."
    https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/
    Don't be surprised if when you enroll you receive an enrollment eligibility date 6-7 days from now.
    And if you want to freeze your credit, they'll charge you. You must enroll in all 3 to freeze your credit securely. What a racket.
    A security breech that they admit to, that they'll let you address in a week or so, and then they make a wheelbarrow full of cash charging those affected to freeze the credit information that they allowed to be breached.
    Perfect.

    https://www.transunion.com/credit-fr...-credit-freeze


    https://www.experian.com/freeze/center.html

    https://www.freeze.equifax.com/Freez...onalIDInfo.jsp

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    I don't think the enrollment is automatic anymore; but good information regardless. Some have had unauthorized credit attempts already.
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    Equifax’s ‘help’ website may be costing people their right to sue
    https://www.dailydot.com/debug/equifax-breach-lawsuit/

    "Credit reporting company Equifax launched a tool to help customers discover if their personal information was compromised in a massive data breach, but you should think twice before using it.

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    Equifax execs sold stock before hack was disclosed
    Equifax execs sold stock before hack was disclosed - Sep. 8, 2017

    "Three Equifax executives sold shares of the credit-reporting company worth nearly $2 million shortly after a massive data breach was discovered. The sales occurred before the company announced the breach to the public on Thursday.

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    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/08/equi...n-in-2016.html

    "John J. Kelley III, who is responsible for security, compliance and privacy at Equifax, earned $2.8 million last year.
    Kelley was credited with "continuing to refine and build out the company's global security organization" in 2016, Equifax said in its proxy statement."

    "The executive responsible for security at Equifax, which on Thursday disclosed a security breach affecting up to 143 million U.S. consumers, earned almost $2.8 million in compensation last year.John J. Kelley III has served as Equifax's corporate vice president and chief legal officer since early 2013. According to the company's annual proxy statement, Kelley was paid a salary of $546,312 in 2016 along with $957,302 in stock awards. The rest of his pay came primarily from a non-equity incentive plan and pension-related benefits.
    Kelley, who previously served as a senior partner at law firm King & Spalding, earned a total of $11.1 million in compensation in his first four years at Equifax, filings show. "

    *And*

    "We're Just Trying To Feed Our Families" - Equifax Hackers Demand $2.6 Million Ransom In Bitcoin | Zero Hedge


    " Two days after credit-monitoring company Equifax revealed that, because of its staggering negligence, hackers had managed to penetrate the company’s meager cybersecurity defenses and abscond with up to 143 million social security numbers and a trove of other personal data - including names, addresses, driver’s license data, birth dates and credit-card numbers - the cyberthieves responsible are threatening to sell the data to the highest bidders unless they receive a ransom payment of 600 bitcoin – worth about $2.6 million, according to CoinTelegraph.
    In the ransom note, which was published on the dark web, the hackers said they were just two regular people trying to get by – and that, while they don’t want to hurt anybody, they need to monetize the information as soon as possible. They promised to delete the data as soon as the ransom was received.
    "We are two people trying to solve our lives and those of our families.
    We did not expect to get as much information as we did, nor do we want to affect any citizen.
    But we need to monetize the information as soon as possible.” "

    *and*

    https://twitter.com/zackwhittaker/st...47688768905216

    "Just wow. If you enter "Test" and "123456" on Equifax's hack checker page, it says your data has been breached. "

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    don't forget the terms and conditions of the checker page where one voluntarily agrees to not join in a class action. But Equifax might not mean that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by userque View Post
    I've read that 143 million citizen records were hacked.

    https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/

    "See if your personal information is potentially impacted."
    https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/
    My info came up 'potential impact', their way of saying I was part of the data breech.
    My Enrollment Eligibility Date is Sept 12.
    There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who know binary, and those that don't!!
    Target Retire date: December 2018.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscfanhawaii View Post
    My info came up 'potential impact', their way of saying I was part of the data breech.
    My Enrollment Eligibility Date is Sept 12.
    good thing you got silver, they can't hack that if they don't know where it's stacked. possession is 9/10th of the law.

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    Equifax drops ‘no-sue’ requirement for helping victims of hack
    Equifax drops ‘no-sue’ requirement for helping victims of hack | New York Post

    "Under extreme pressure on Friday, embattled Equifax folded on its “no-sue” demands.

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    I heard on media that Equifax makes you give up rights to sue them if the provide 1 year of protection. So, now the bad guys have everything about my financial history and we get is one year of coverage. No thanks. Ill join the class action suit about their negligence if someone starts using my data improperly. I'm already a member of My ID so I'm already monitored in real time. Just FYI.

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    Yes, I heard the same thing FS. Signing up for their offered protection also includes waiver to sue them later. A huge racket!!
    And the days go by, Like a strand in the wind, In the web that is my own, I begin again-- Stevie Nicks /Current 10/20/17=40S,35I,25C / Prior 10/11/17= 10 F, 25I, 65G

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    Scammers Are Constructing Fake People to Get Real Credit Cards
    https://www.bloomberg.com//news/arti...l-credit-cards

    "How fraudsters use scraps of data to build synthetic identities.

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