(KLTV) - The credit monitoring service Equifax has just reminded us all how not to handle a crisis that affects millions of people.
You will recall that Equifax was the victim of a criminal data breach where hackers gained access to personal information on 143 million Americans – roughly half of the country.
This break included access to driver's license information and social security numbers and other credit-related data. Hackers can use this to steal identities resulting in fraudulent purchases. This is a big deal, and if you have credit cards or loans, it is good idea to take some steps to freeze your credit to help block potential fraud moving forward.