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The Equifax Hack: What You Need to Know

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 10, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 21:06

Guest: Christopher Peterson, JD, Professor of Law, University of Utah, former Special Advisor, Office of the Director, United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Just over a month ago, we got word of a big security breach at the credit-reporting agency Equifax. And since then, reports have told us to take immediate action to protect our identities. But how many of us have? What good can it do? Big hacks are getting so common, trying to protect information in one spot feels like stopping one hole in a boat that’s already so leaky it barely floats.  So how do know if this Equifax breach is one to really take seriously?