Equifax has launched a WordPress-powered website to connect with consumers affected by its recent security breach, which compromised 143 million customers’ personal data. The exposed data includes names, birth dates, social security numbers, addresses, credit card numbers, driver’s license numbers, and other sensitive financial information. The equifaxsecurity2017.com site was launched shortly after disclosure to give consumers information about the security incident. Equifax reports that the company has found no evidence of unauthorized activity on its core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases but is offering free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services to U.S. consumers who enter their last names and last six digits of their social security number into its form. Consumers are rightfully wary of the website, as the company is asking for more personal information in order to sign people up for another one of its products. Various news outlets are decrying the fact that the site is built on WordPress. “What’s more, the website which Equifax created to notify people of the breach, is highly problematic for a variety of reasons,”
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