Equifax has released more info about the data stolen by the hacks in 2017 and it’s pretty grim. According to a letter Equifax submitted to the SEC on Monday, here are the numbers of actual compromises:
- 146.6 million names
- 146.6 million D.O.B.
- 145.5 million Social Security Numbers
- 99 million addresses
- 27.3 million gender
- 20.3 million phone numbers
- 17.6 million driver’s license numbers
- 1.8 million email addresses (without credentials)
- 209,000 credit card numbers and expiration dates
- 97,500 tax ID numbers
And the following government issued IDs:
- 38,000 Driver’s license numbers
- 12,000 Social Security or Taxpayer ID Card
- 3,200 passport or passport card
What’s the takeaway? You really need to be monitoring your personal credit info. And we don’t recommend LifeLock™ as ironically they use Equifax for monitoring. Take a look at SpotLight ID which I personally use and we recommend to our customers. SpotLight ID provides more comprehensive protection plus it’s about 1/3 less expensive than LifeLock.
Everyone stay safe out there!