Friday, September 08, 2017

Credit Alert

In case you haven't heard, credit reporting agency Equifax recently "experienced" a rather substantial security breach, affecting at least 143 million of its, well, "customers:"

"Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was obtained in a breach (which) occurred on July 29
."

So kudos for the quick alert.

Oh, wait.

Adding insult to injury, it also appears that at least a few of the company's execs decided to exercise some stock options just before they let the rest of us know.

Purely a coincidence, I'm sure.

The good news (for certain values of "good") is that the company is offering no-cost credit monitoring for those of us affected by the breach.

Not sure whether this applies to you?

Well, just click here to determine if you're at risk, and to be automagically signed up for the free monitoring.

For actual protection, though, you may want to consider enrolling in LifeLock. And IB readers get a special 10% discount for doing so.

Sweet.
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