Equifax Canada is providing additional information to Canadians that may be among certain consumers impacted by a cybersecurity incident announced last week by Equifax Inc. While our investigation is ongoing and this information may change, at this point, we believe that the incident involves potential access to the personal information of approximately 100,000 Canadian consumers, and that the information that may have been breached includes name, address, Social Insurance Number and, in limited cases, credit card numbers.
What should you do?
Equifax Canada will be providing free credit monitoring and identity theft protection to all impacted Canadians. Although only a limited number of Canadians have been impacted, Equifax reminds Canadian consumers to be vigilant in reviewing their account statements and credit reports and that they immediately report any unauthorized activity to the financial institutions. We also recommend that they monitor their personal information. We will provide updates as our investigation progresses.
To contact Equifax Canada about the cybersecurity incident, please call 1-866-699-5712 or email EquifaxCanadaInquiry@Equifax.com.