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Little discussion of charges in latest breach

Residents in Minnesota and around the nation may well be feeling concerned about what is perhaps one of the largest and most concerning data breaches to be experienced in recent years. One of the three largest credit monitoring organizations has said that personal information for more than 140 million people may have been accessed inappropriately or even fraudulently.

While details of this alleged security breach are still being disclosed and uncovered, one area has yet to receive much focus. There have been few to no reports about who may be suspected of having been involved in or responsible for this event. It is not known whether or not criminal charges may be filed in the case or if it may be chalked up to a technical glitch. Also unknown is exactly who may have received any information.

Reports suggest that the information made available about consumers might include things like credit card account numbers, dates of birth, driver's license numbers, addressess and Social Security numbers. Some concern has been expressed about what some accuse as a delay on the part of the credit organization in letting the public know about the potential issue but again, no discussion of criminal allegations has been been made.

People who may be concerned about being connected in some way with events like this simply because they worked at an organization that was involved might find talking to an attorney in Minnesota a good way of learning how to stay protected.

Source: The Washington Post, "What you need to know about the Equifax data breach," September 9, 2017

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