09.07.17: Equifax data breach


The credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other personal data from about 143 million Americans.

Consumers' names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and, in some cases, driver's license numbers were exposed, and credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. consumers were also accessed.

The company has established a dedicated website with information about the breach and a call center that’s staffed from 6 a.m. to midnight daily. The number is 866-447-7559.