As we continue to learn the depth and breadth of the Equifax Data Breach no one still knows who stole the information. What we do know is thanks to the total lapse of controls at Equifax cyber criminals got away with Social Security numbers, birth dates, and driver’s license numbers. This is the gold standard for identity thieves. Freezing your credit may do little to protect yourself against many identity thefts.
Consumers Reports published an article on other tasks that you need to do to protect yourself. The report identifies 3 key areas that you need to be concerned with:
1. Your Tax Refunds and Social Security Benefits
2. Your Health Insurance
3. Your Driver’s License
To read more on this click Consumers Report Equifax Data Breach to find out what you can do to protect yourself.
In addition to protecting yourself by taking these recommended steps it is also important to make sure that you have the proper insurance coverage for yourself and your business.