2017 Equifax Security Breach

According to Equifax, the breach lasted from mid-May through July, and compromised names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. This breach is estimated to affect 143 million Americans and 3.8 million Hoosiers. 

To check whether you have been impacted by the data breach, please visit https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/. Make sure that you are using a secure Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection before submitting your personal information.

Hoosiers are also encouraged to take the following steps to safeguard their identity:

1) Freeze your credit - click here to start. Make sure you freeze your credit with each credit bureau- a freeze with one bureau will not transfer to the others.

2) Closely monitor your bank and credit card statements, as well as your credit report.

3) Read up on how to stay safe from phishing scams.

Reminder: State law prohibits the Indiana Attorney General and deputy attorneys general from practicing private law. This means that they cannot represent you in court or provide you with legal advice. Hoosiers who need legal advice or representation should consult a private attorney.

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