09/08/2017: Information Regarding Equifax Cybersecurity Attack
The credit reporting agency, Equifax, reported on September 8, 2017 that a flaw in a web application exposed 143 million customer records to hackers.
The information exposed includes Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as names, addresses, birth dates, social security numbers, and driver’s license numbers. Among additional information exposed to hackers are numerous U.S. consumer credit card numbers and U.S. consumer dispute documents.
Mars Bank uses Equifax data services in its loan application and review process. There was no breach of information maintained by Mars Bank.
Please review the important information below and use the described links to access more information about the data breach at Equifax.
How can an individual determine if their data has been breached at Equifax?
Visit: http://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/ Follow instructions on the webpage.
How can individuals monitor their credit information?
Visit: https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/enroll/ Follow instructions on the webpage.
What other resources are available to monitor credit information?
You are entitled to one free credit report from each of the three credit reporting agencies each year. The three agencies are: Transunion, Experian and Equifax. Access your free credit report by visiting: http://annualcreditreport.com/