Equifax — one of the largest credit reporting companies in the United States — announced that its databases were breached in a massive cyberattack that lasted from mid-May through July. The hack compromised credit information for an estimated 145 million people and included theft of social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver's license numbers.
In response to this breach, Equifax is waiving fees on credit freeze requests to allow consumers to protect their personal information from fraud and identity theft. Even if you have not used Equifax services, your information could still be compromised. To find out if you have been impacted by the Equifax data breach, please visit this website.
As Chair of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee, I have called for a joint oversight hearing to discuss the Equifax data breach and examine precautions we can take to protect consumers in the future. The hearing will include time for public comment where I will take questions and concerns. Here are the details:
Tuesday, October 24
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Calabasas City Hall
100 Civic Center Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
Submit your questions for the committee's consideration: