Equifucked - Mister Metokur
So Equifax, one of the three companies which is used to track and report data concerning the credit scores of people living in America, was recently revealed to have had their data security breached back in May-July. This breach resulted in 143 MILLION people’s information being stolen. Let me repeat that: In a country of ~320 million people, the information of 140 million, nearly HALF OF ALL US CITIZENS, was stolen.
This information includes social security numbers, address both past and present, past and present employers, credit card numbers, and much more. All the information necessary to commit identity fraud.
And the reason we’re only finding out about this now, in fucking September, 2-3 months after the fact, is because the fucking executives all had to sell off their stocks first.
So congratulations, if you’re an American, there’s basically a 50/50 chance that somebody you don’t know has pretty much all of your private information.