On September 7, Equifax, one of the three major U.S. credit reporting bureaus, announced a breach that potentially impacts 143 million American consumers’ personal data including social security numbers. Given the enormity of this incident and the increased frequency of large scale data breaches, we should all assume that our personally identifiable information (PII) has been compromised and practice ongoing vigilance in monitoring our personal financial, health care, and potentially other accounts.
Read the Stanford Reportarticle Stanford urges vigilance after identity theft incident (published September 13) for best practices and resources to better protect your personal identity.
Visit the Information Security website for tips to avoid, detect and handle identity theft.
Enroll and learn more about free credit monitoring and identity theft repair services offered by the university.