In 1989, the US government decided to concentrate our most sensitive data in the hands of three giant finance corporations: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. These three corporations now store our biographic information, every address we’ve ever lived at, and every major financial transaction we’ve ever made — all so they can assign us a FICO credit score.
And one of these companies just got hacked.
On September 8, Equifax announced what is now the worst data breach in history. And yes — you are most likely a victim of it.
Here’s how this whole disaster unfolded.