Equifax data breach could create life-long identity theft threat – USA TODAY

GOOGLE NEWS CLOSE Nearly half of all Americans are affected by a cyber security breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit-reporting agencies. Here’s how to avoid being a victim. USA TODAY A massive cyber attack of credit-reporting agency Equifax has put 143 million Americans at risk. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) ORG XMIT: GAMS1 [Via MerlinFTP Drop](Photo: Mike Stewart, AP) When a credit card gets stolen, it’s easy for the victim of the crime to shut down the card, get a new account number and avoid monetary loss. But financial peril rises and can persist for years when personal data...

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