The worst data breach in history! Equifax got hacked over the summer and they are just now telling us about it. The reason this is the worst data breach so far is because of the type of company they are. They are a credit score company and they have info on your whole financial life. The hackers were able to steal social security, date of birth, everything. Anyone with access to this info could easily take over your identity and ruin your life.
The worse thing is Equifax does not even ask you for this info. They just take it and use it to make money. Then they were not even able to protect it.
Dave Ramsey on the Equifax data breach
Dave provides more details about the worst data breach in history, and what steps you can take to make sure you’re as protected as possible.
Bruce Schneier on the Equifax Breach
(Update: 11/8/2017) Last week, Bruce Schneier testified before the House Energy and Commerce committee on the Equifax hack. You can check out his blog post for more info. He also links to the video.