We'd like to reassure all of our members that no ACU systems were compromised. However, please be diligent in regards to any suspicious emails or text messages. We will never ask for your personal information this way. Please contact us with any questions.
Equifax Data Breach
There could be a chance that you’re one of the 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach at Equifax, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies.
Here are the facts, according to Equifax. The breach lasted from mid-May through July. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and dispute documents with personal identifying information for about 182,000 people.
There are steps to take to help protect your information from being misused.
- Find out if your information was exposed. Click on the “Potential Impact” tab and enter your last name and the last six digits of your Social Security number. Your Social Security number is sensitive information, so make sure you’re on a secure computer and an encrypted network connection any time you enter it. The site will tell you if you’ve been affected by this breach.
The best line of defense against these type of breaches is fraud protection monitoring. Kasasa Protect operates around the clock monitoring your sensitive information, providing reports, and intervening as needed for a minimal monthly fee. Whether proactively assessing threats behind the scenes or deploying head-on restoration services should something occur, Kasasa Protect is always battling for you.