Credit-reporting giant Equifax, that recently reported hackers gained access to the personal information of 143 million consumers, has done nothing good since the announcement:
In our digital age, it’s a lot easier to get someone's personal information and also easier to use it. Identity theft is a serious crime, which happens when someone uses information about you without your permission. You are responsible for what the thief does while using your information. The thief could be buying things with your credit card, applying for new credit, and stealing your tax refund. All of which could disrupt your financial plan.