Recently, the credit monitoring agency Equifax had a security breach, where the personal information of millions of people was exposed. Many think that the cyber security incident resulted in the information being auctioned off on the black market within a matter of hours. If your personal data was exposed, WSB TV reports on how you can have recourse.
Already, two class-action lawsuits have been filed against Equifax, the Atlanta-based credit monitoring and technology firm. The lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the customers affected by the recent breach.
Company officials said that a cyber security breach may have exposed the personal information, including names, Social Security numbers, and addresses of some 143 million U.S. customers.
Former Governor Roy Barnes has joined with a Florida-based firm for a class-action lawsuit. According to Barnes, if you are among those whose information has been compromised, you are already included in the lawsuit unless you opt out. One of the demands beyond financial compensation is for their security practices to be audited.
If you believe that you have been affected, it is advised that you sign up for a free credit monitoring program and freeze your credit with all three of the major agencies.
Even though Equifax has removed language that would have prevented customers using their TrustedID Premier monitoring service from suing the agency, consumer reported and advocate Clark Howard does not recommend using their credit monitoring services.
Were you affected by the Equifax breach? Lawyers are investigating the possibility of a class action suit. Contact the law offices of John Foy & Associates and share your story. Call us today.