The Equifax Hack: Were You Affected?

The private information of as many as 143 million Americans (as well some Canadians and UK citizens) has been exposed in a cybertack on Equifax, a company that, ironically, sells protection against identity theft. To find out if you've been affected, go to, click on "potential impact" at the bottom of the page and input your last name and Social Security number.

If the resulting message says your personal information  may have been compromised, you might want to follow the advice in this article from The Los Angeles Times.

You can learn more about the hack and self-protection strategies from Ars Technica, Wired,  and ZDNet.

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