Equifax Data Breach Impacts ‘Almost Every Adult in America’ (Video)

Equifax, the oldest credit reporting company in the United States, was hacked in July, compromising the personal information of 143 million people. Earlier this month, the multibillion-dollar organization announced the massive data breach to the public. The slow response to the stolen information has drawn criticism from members of Congress, state attorneys general and everyday people.

Jamie Court joined Truthdig columnist Sonali Kolhatkar on her radio program, "Rising Up With Sonali," to discuss how badly Equifax mishandled the breach. Court is president of Consumer Watchdog and author of "The Progressive's Guide To Raising Hell: How To Win Grassroots Campaigns, Pass Ballot Box Laws And Get The Change You Voted For."

To find out if you have been impacted by the Equifax breach, click here.

— Posted by Eric Ortiz

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