How to Protect and Monitor Your Identity After The Equifax Hack

Equifax breach could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, says Forrester analyst

Still, they want everybody to sign up for their credit file monitoring and identity theft protection with TrustedID Premier, a credit monitoring service that is also operated by Equifax.

It could take years for the credit reporting company to end the legal fallout from the unprecedented breach. The data breach is one of the largest of its kind ever and stands to put millions of Equifax user information at risk.

The senator isn't just speaking out online.

Run your credit reports.

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In India, Equifax operates as a joint venture with four public sector banks - SBI, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, and the Union Bank of India - and three private banks, according to the company's website. If you prevent them from pulling your credit, it'll frustrate the fraudsters who need these organizations' approval to open fake accounts using your stolen identity. Millions of Americans have bad credit because of mistakes from credit agencies, and it can ruin lives, stopping people from getting a job or owning a home or auto.

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"In an attempt to increase profits, Equifax negligently failed to maintain adequate technological safeguards to protect Ms. McHill and Mr. Reinhard's information from unauthorized access by hackers", the complaint stated.

It seems logical to assume, then, that Equifax doesn't know which individuals have been affected. Consumers affected by this breach will be provided with additional ways to view and monitor their credit files without charge, and the state recommends that consumers do so. Two law firms - Olsen Daines PC and Geragos & Geragos - filed a a suit in federal court in OR, and a lawyer from Morgan & Morgan filed a suit in federal court in Georgia, CyberScoop reports. You can pull one free copy of your report from each of the three credit bureaus - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion - every 12 months. But that's when the company became aware it had been breached.

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According to regulatory filings, on 1 August, chief financial officer John Gamble sold shares worth $946,374 and Joseph Loughran, president of United States information solutions, exercised options to dispose of stock worth $584,099.

While their services are essential to the USA economy, the credit-reporting bureaus don't have the same regulatory oversight as the financial industry.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation didn't immediately respond to emails and a phone message requesting comment about its possible involvement in an investigation. Use your smart phone as a secondary log-in to Equifax or any of your financial, social media or other accounts that are password-protected. The company has since told Business Insider by email that the executives had no knowledge that an intrusion had occurred at the time they sold their shares.

The stock has fallen more than 25 percent since Thursday and the company is meeting with investors this week in NY in hopes to contain the fallout.

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