A data breach at Equifax has exposed the information of approximately 143 million Americans, the credit monitoring company reported on Thursday, September 7.
The compromised information primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and possibly driver's license numbers. Hackers also accessed credit card numbers for another 209,000 Americans and dispute documents with personal identifying information for 182,000 Americans.
Equifax says the criminals were able to gain access to certain files from mid-May through July 2017 by exploiting a website application vulnerability. The company has established a website for consumers to get information about the breach and determine if their information has potentially been compromised. To check to see if your information was potentially compromised, please click here.
If you have any additional questions, please call Equifax at 866.447.7559 any day of the week from 8:00 AM to 2:00 AM, including weekends. If you suspect fraud on any of your United Heritage Credit Union accounts, please call 512.435.4545, 903.597.7484 or 800.531.2328 during regular business hours.