This is a developing story that CNN reported less than an hour ago, but here’s what you need to know right now.

Equifax is one of the three credit bureaus that provide credit reports and credit scores. For those who utilize credit cards, this is of particular concern since Equifax has a lot of our personal information.

This massive hack has exposed the personal info of over 140 million people in the United States. Equifax says that roughly 209,000 credit card numbers were exposed in addition to 182,000 customers dealing with credit report disputes.

This personal information includes names, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and even driver’s license numbers.

Equifax has said that there is “no evidence of unauthorized access to core consumer or commercial reporting databases.”

To see if you have been impacted by the breach you can sign-up for complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection called TrustedID Premier which is provided by Equifax. With this, you’ll receive free access to your Equifax credit report, credit file monitoring for all 3 credit bureaus – Experian and TransUnion are the other two, Equifax credit report lock if you choose, social security number monitoring, and identity theft insurance.

Check out Equifax for the latest updates and to sign up for TrustedID Premier.

If your credit card number or credit report disputes were impacted by the breach, Equifax will be sending you a notice in the mail.

For now, keep an eye on your credit report. You might be impacted by this breach and not even realize that you are in Equifax’s system.

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