Hackers broke into Equifax's computer systems in March, two months earlier than the company had disclosed, a report says. That gave the intruders months to probe system vulnerabilities.
Anyone who's recently downloaded CCleaner, a PC optimization tool, should immediately update the software to avoid malware that was inserted into one version of the program.
Equifax has announced that its chief information officer and chief security officer would leave the company, following the enormous breach of 143 million Americans' personal information.
The Equifax breach didn't just expose the sensitive personal information of 143 million Americans -- it underscored the huge vulnerabilities that make widespread identity theft possible today.
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