Equifax Data Breach Was Huge

(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

SEATTLE -- Equifax is blaming an unspecified "website application vulnerability" for allowing hackers to break into its files and steal personal information, including the Social Security numbers of 143-million Americans. All of these people are now potentially vulnerable to identity theft. The heist took place this summer, but we just learned about it on Thursday.

How serious was this breach? And more importantly, what should you do to protect yourself?

On the KOMO Midday News (weekdays 1-3pm) digital security expert Adam Levin, Chairman of CyberScout, talked about that. (Click the picture above to hear the audio).

The Federal Trade Commission has detailed information The Equifax Data Breach: What to Do on its website.

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