Equifax Cybersecurity Incident
On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. States send claimants’ personally identifiable information (PII) to Equifax through the Federal Claims Control Center for purposes of processing claims for unemployment compensation. Equifax has confirmed the system that houses unemployment insurance (UI) data does not appear to have been impacted by this cybersecurity incident.
For additional information, visit Equifax’s dedicated website equifaxsecurity2017.com. This dedicated website provides information about the incident and instructions on how to enroll in the 1-year complimentary credit file monitoring and identity theft protection that Equifax is offering to all U.S. consumers. You may also call the Equifax Call Center at 866-447-7559. The call center is open seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Eastern Time.