BATON ROUGE, LA – With reports of an
additional 2.4 million people being impacted by the 2017 Equifax data breach,
Attorney General Jeff Landry is reminding consumers how to protect their
identities from being compromised.
Last year, General Landry issued a Public Service Announcement listing what type of information may have been compromised in the Equifax breach as well as tips on what people should do to keep their information safe. The latest update from the company is additional consumers had their names and partial driver's license numbers stolen by the attackers not their Social Security numbers.
“It is unfortunate that this incident is still affecting Louisiana consumers and devastating families and businesses,” said General Landry. “My office has been and will continue working diligently to help the people of Louisiana who may have had their information compromised as a result of this breach.”
“Protecting Louisiana consumers is a top priority for me and my office, and that is why I joined other Attorneys General in a letter to Equifax explaining the types of complaints we have received,” continued General Landry. “We encourage consumers to take precautions and know the immediate steps to make in the event of a data breach.”
General Landry offered the following tips to protect consumers’ identities in the event of a data breach: