Update: Equifax Data Breach
Additional details surrounding the Equifax breach have been revealed as the number of UK individuals affected by the data breach rose from 400,000 to 15.2 million. Also reported this week was the theft of 10.9 million US drivers’ licenses. Victims of the data breach will receive official notice via mail. The NJCCIC recommends all of our members review the FTC's webpage on credit security freezes and immediately place a security freeze on all family members' credit files by calling the numbers provided for the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. For more information about the Equifax breach, please refer to this website. We also encourage victims of all data breaches to take advantage of the free credit monitoring service and, in particular, any identity theft insurance provided by the targeted organization.