Equifax Security Breach – Was Your Data Compromised?
By now, you have probably heard of the Equifax cyber security breach. Below is some information that will help you to determine if your personal information at Equifax has been compromised.
Equifax announced on September 7th that criminals had exploited one of their U.S. websites and gained access to consumer information that included:
- Social security numbers
- Birth dates
- Driver’s license data
- Credit card information
Equifax has established a website that will tell you if your information has been compromised: https://trustedidpremier.com/eligibility/eligibility.html. The website will ask for your last name and the last 6 digits of your social security number. After entering this information, the site will immediately tell you if your information might have been accessed. Once you determine if your information is at risk, the site will also allow you to sign up for free credit monitoring with “TrustID Premier”.
Alkali has partnered with knowledgeable and trusted cyber liability carriers that understand this distinct risk. We can help create processes and safeguards to stem an attack from occurring, although even the most robust plans are increasingly being compromised by cyber criminals. The protection offered by our products will ensure your firm is protected in the unfortunate event of a breach.
Cyber insurance isn’t just for the professional firm, as it affects millions of individuals each year. Identity Theft coverage may be available on your personal homeowner’s policy.
If you’re interested in learning more about cyber liability or Identity Theft coverage, please contact us at (972) 673-0045.