Hot off the press, hackers were able to gain unauthorized access to Equifax’s consumer data, potentially affecting almost half the United States population, roughly around 143 million consumers. Equifax promises to allow affected consumers free credit protection. I don’t know the extent of such protection. Will such protection help consumers fight bad credits due to nefarious activities through this hack? Equifax is also cooperating with the authorities to figure out the mastermind behinds this hack. Also, Equifax has hired professionals to help them tighten up the security and clean up whatever might be left behind in their system by the hackers. Anyhow, Equifax’s CEO is explaining and assuring his customers in the video right after the break.