Following news that credit score company Equifax has suffered a massive data hack, Lieff Cabraser is investigating widespread consumer complaints that Equifax may have failed to adequately safeguard and secure the social security numbers and other personal information of millions of consumers.
Credit and information services giant Equifax announced on September 7, 2017 that it had suffered a massive data breach potentially affecting the confidential personal and financial information of 143 million U.S. consumers — almost half the country. The exposed information includes names, birth dates, driver’s license numbers and social security numbers and, in some cases, credit card information. Equifax stated that it originally discovered the breach on July 29th, more than a month before it revealed the fact that, as it put it, “criminals exploited a website application vulnerability to gain access” to its files.
Why Consumers Are So Concerned About the Vast Equifax Data Breach
Consumer concern is elevated because of the extremely personal nature and breadth of the data exposed – the exposure of which can significantly increase the risk of identity fraud and other financial fraud for the affected consumers.
Contact a National Personal Data Security Lawyer at Lieff Cabraser
If you are concerned that your information may have been compromised in the Equifax data breach, or you have experienced identity theft or other action you think may be related to Equifax’s data breach, we urge you to complete the contact form below today to submit your complaint. Lieff Cabraser is a nationally-renowned consumer protection law firm, and there is no charge or obligation for our review of your case.
We will protect your name and all confidential information you submit against disclosure, publication or unauthorized use to the full extent under the law. The information you provide will help us hold Equifax accountable for any failures in its duty to protect your confidential personal financial data.