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Equifax Breach Exposes 143 Million Americans: Top Things You Need to Know and Do

For years we have been writing about the threat of hackers and their attacks on our institutions. Today the threat level has now evolved into an ongoing curse because the latest hack on Equifax will have long-lasting negative effects on millions of Americans for many years to come. In the past, we have written how our government has been asleep at the wheel when it comes to the threat of hack attacks. Now our personal and financial information is being exposed by hacks on companies like Equifax, who have been gathering our personal information for decades without our permission. This hack attack has compromised 143 million Amercians and made us vulnerable to all kinds of fraud and financial devastation. In this article, we will discuss the hard reality of this breach. We will discuss the outlook and its consequences and we will provide direction and solutions to help mitigate this horrendous long-term threat. So get ready to understand the situation that 143 million of us are now in. Take notes on what you have to do, because this problem is going to get a lot worse before it gets better.

One of our very first articles we published on this blog in 2012, the “Cyber Security Shuffle,” was about the then growing threat that hackers pose to our society and our financial wellbeing. In that article, we discussed how governments have used hackers to try to counterattack hacking collectives, but the reality is that hackers are always one step ahead of the good guys and asking hackers to help is like asking the wolves to help guard the sheep.

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Hector Cisneros

Hector Cisneros is the president and COO for W Squared Media Group LLC. A digital Marketing Agency in the N.E. Florida Area. He is also the co-host of the BlogTalkRadio Show Working The Web To Win. W Squared Media also does Business as Working The Web To Win online and in Florida.