Credit bureau Equifax announced Thursday it experienced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting as many as 143 million American consumers. CUNA is monitoring the situation and working with other financial trade groups to assess if the situation will affect financial institutions.
According to the company, it has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases.
The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.
In addition, Equifax believes hackers accessed:
Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017.
Resources for those who think the have been affected can be found on Equifax's website.