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Equifax Breach Update

Source: Equifax's Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information web page.

On Thursday, September 7th Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident involving consumer information. Based on the company's investigation, the unauthorized access occurred from mid-May through July 2017. The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and in some cases driver's license numbers. Approximately 143 million U.S. consumers could be potentially impacted. 

What you can do:

  • Go to https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com to check whether you are one of the 143 million people whose data may have been compromised
  • Establish credit monitoring service through Equifax or through other service providers. Equifax is currently providing 1 year of monitoring for free to anyone that signs up before November 21st.
  • Set fraud alerts at all bureaus
  • Monitor credit activity (www.annualcreditreport.com )
  • Reset account passwords, PIN codes and other log-in credentials on financial accounts that may be vulnerable
  • Establish multiple-authentication protocols for financial accounts and email, when possible
  • Continue viewing Equifax's website for current information on this situation

What Waterfront is doing:

  • Monitoring the situation and keeping you informed
  • Increasing security questions related to your accounts

While Waterfront is required to report credit information to all three credit bureaus (Experian, Transunion and Equifax), our systems remain secure. We encourage our members to look into their individual situations and take additional security precautions. If you identify any suspicious activity on your accounts with Waterfront, please contact us.

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