Most significant data breach in history. Your info is likely stolen!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Siro, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Siro

    Siro Mrs. Featherbottom Contributor

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    So Equifax was hacked, with data about 140m+ Americans stolen. That includes full names, SSNs, addresses, and sometimes drivers license numbers. Practically all of the unchangeable information that one would need to steal your identity. Don't worry about their executives tho. They sold millions of dollars worth of shares before disclosing the information. So they'll be fine.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...sonal-data-of-143-million-people-equifax-says

    They also setup a website to check if your data was stolen (probably was since if you count children and others without credit histories, 143m is most people in the US).

    https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/

    They're also offering a one year free credit monitoring to the affected. Apparently on the stipulation that you give up your right to sue them.
     
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  2. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Joke's on them. I got 2 years of free credit monitoring and identity protection through Experian thanks to another data breach with a mortgage company. This is a way better deal since it is full identity monitoring, dark web searches, and unlimited protection in case of identity-related issues and credit issues (instead of the normal $1 million limits some services claim). And yes, I was "likely affected" as were, likely, like, everyone else in the known world.
     
  3. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Staff Member

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    Add this to the OPM, Utah Medicaid, Anthem Insurance, Ashley Madison, EBay, JP Morgan Chase, Home Depot, Target...hacks. Most of them involving millions of people.

    And that list is only the last 4 years and major hacks.
     
  4. LogGrad98

    LogGrad98 Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Yeah realistically there is very little info about any given individual that is actually secure in any meaningful way. The initial report I got from the Experian identity monitoring was essentially that my social, multiple credit cards, both opened and closed, addresses, etc. etc. are already out there in cyberspace. And that is really the case for most people.
     
  5. Stoked

    Stoked Modstapo Staff Member

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    I already got caught up in the OPM stuff. Got a year of monitoring and now frequently view my credit. Through it all I was able to up my score and buy my home.
     
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  6. JazzMan4Life

    JazzMan4Life Well-Known Member Contributor

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  7. JazzGal

    JazzGal Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I looked at the Equifax website and I of course am one of the compromised.

    I kind of feel bad for anyone who tries to steal my identity. With all my medical bills of the past several years, there isn't much they could access. It would be a pain, though, so I hope people leave me alone.
     
  8. Cappy_Smurf

    Cappy_Smurf Well-Known Member

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    Gotta admit, I saw this coming. That's why I completely destroyed my credit years ago. Good luck to any ******* who tries to steal my identity. Bwaahaahaa
     
  9. Jazz Spazz

    Jazz Spazz Inconceivable Staff Member

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    I hope someone steals my identity and my car. I just hope nobody hacks my JazzFanz account and starts giving out bans and infractions. That would be a real mess.
     
  10. Saint Cy of JFC

    Saint Cy of JFC Well-Known Member

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    Those ****ers didnt get me.
     
  11. JustTheTip

    JustTheTip Well-Known Member

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    Same.
     
  12. Bulletproof

    Bulletproof You shoot me down but I won't fall Contributor

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    I got got
     
  13. fishonjazz

    fishonjazz Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Me too
     
  14. Boris

    Boris Banned

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    I ain't carrin iffin I got git. I deal in cash trade an food snaps. Don't have no need fer credit scores.
     
  15. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    what's kind of creepy is that when you go to that link, you have to enter the LAST SIX digits of your SSN - - now if they've already had problems, why would I fell safe entering that information into their link?


    also, I've been amazed in the past when I've tried to sign up for something online and in order to prove my identity, I have to correctly answer a bunch of random questions such as "Which of the following cars does/did someone in your family own" or "Which of the following streets matches a current or former address of someone in your family" and then there's a list of random car makes or street names that may perhaps include one that my sister or one of my kids drove or lived on 10 years ago. Maybe I co-signed a lease or a car note or something, but it's creepy that it comes up.
     
  16. Boris

    Boris Banned

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    Interesting question. How many are old enough an east cost ta have 0 as there first SSN digit? My older brother was born on Rhode Island an had 037 the first three. I was born in Utah couple years later an got the typical 528.
     
  17. colton

    colton All Around Nice Guy Staff Member

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    SSNs are not issued sequentially. The first three digits used to have geographic significance, i.e.they were based on where you lived when you got your number, but I don't think they do anymore.
     
  18. moevillini

    moevillini the Chief Old D'oh Staff Member

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    My parents applied for SSNs for my brother, sister snd I all at the same time and our numbers are sequential - of course that was a long time ago.

    I wonder about more recent births of multiples if the numbers would be similar (assuming the parents applied for the tax ID numbers at one time.)
     
  19. Boris

    Boris Banned

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    Randomization began in 2011. There are 3 unincluded digit categories I believe 000, 666, an 900-999.
     
  20. Harambe

    Harambe Well-Known Member Contributor

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    This confuses me. I share my Father's first three, but I was born 600 miles away from where he was born. I guess it must have been a very large region.

     

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