Equifax Data Breach

September 8, 2017

by UNH IT Staff

 

Equifax, one of the nation’s largest American credit agencies, announced on Thursday, September 7, 2017 that it is the latest to suffer a mega-data breach from a cyberattack. More than 143 million people could be affected. Consumers may check whether their personal data may be impacted at https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact.

If you are among those identified as being potentially impacted, Equifax suggests enrolling in their one-year, complimentary identity theft protection and credit monitoring service, TrustedID Premier. Enrollment is simple and quick.

Additionally, UNH IT Information Security Services highly encourage those potentially affected to review the FTC guidelines and recommendations on Credit Freezes at https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0497-credit-freeze-faqs. This website details information and instructions to place a freeze on your credit reports, and outlines the difference between a Credit Freeze and a Fraud Alert.

For more information, please visit:

https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com 

If you have questions, contact UNH Information Security Services at it.security@unh.edu.

 

Please Note: UNH IT knows that phishing attempts occur. Valid UNH IT communications never ask for personal or identifying information. If you are concerned about the validity of this communication, please contact the UNH IT Service Desk at 603-862-4242 for verification.

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