143 million Americans may have had their personal information exposed in the Equifax hack

Equifax, a company that provides credit scores, said on Thursday that the personal information of 143 million people in the US may have been accessed by hackers.

The details potentially accessed by hackers between mid-May and July include names, social security numbers, some credit card numbers and personal documents.

Equifax set up a site, equifaxsecurity2017.com, to help you find out whether your information was compromised. You can also access the site via Equifax’s homepage.

Once there, you can click to check your potential impact.

The page will then ask for your last name and the last 6 digits of your social security number.

Once that’s done, Equifax will send a message letting you know if your information was part of the hack.

Some readers have pointed out that the site isn’t working for them, or didn’t send them a message. We’ve reached out to Equifax for clarification and will update the post when we hear back.

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