News and details of this breach are just beginning to come out but it’s going to be a doozy. The things to understand here are 1) “customers” are anyone and everyone who has a credit card, ever had a loan of any type, etc and thus has a credit rating — you’re likely a “customer” even if you’ve never had any direct interaction with Equifax or have ever even heard of them; and 2) the quantity and quality of the details the hackers know about the victims of this breach are deep and personal — our social security numbers, previous addresses, entire credit history — all the information you are often asked to provide in order to prove you are you.
Elizabeth is a self-professed geek and a lover of Big Shiny Things. She's currently a full-time college student, returning to the classroom after a 25-yr hiatus. Her work as a personal money coach continues part-time until graduation after which she intends to throw all of her energy into full-time coaching and becoming a change-maker. Her favorite local attraction for out-of-town visitors is the Tesla showroom. She lives in the Denver, CO, metro area with her husband.