You may have heard about the “Equifax cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the company’s investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017.” One financial analyst on NBC News called it the “hurricane Irma” of security malfeasance.
The company is offering free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring to all U.S. consumers. GO TO https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/enroll/ ASAP. I went to the site Friday evening, because my info was probably breached, along with 143 million other Americans. BUT though I entered the preliminary info, I can’t formally enroll until September 12.
Moreover, “Please be sure to mark your calendar as you will not receive additional reminders. On or after your enrollment date, please return to [the site] click the link to continue through the enrollment process. And when my wife’s info was entered not five minutes later, her first day that she could enroll is September 14!
This is interesting:
“2). NO WAIVER OF RIGHTS FOR THIS CYBER SECURITY INCIDENT
In English, does this mean they still CAN be sued? That’s my interpretation.