"We continue to take broad measures to identify, inform, and protect consumers who may have been affected by this cyberattack," Barros added. "We are committed to regaining the trust of consumers, improving transparency, and enhancing security across our network."As the company committed to do, Equifax launched Lock & Alert™ to all U.S. consumers on January 31. This new service, which is free for life, enables consumers to quickly lock and unlock their Equifax credit report using a computer or app downloaded on their mobile device. Importantly, the company's forensics experts have found no evidence that Equifax's core consumer, employment and income, or commercial credit reporting databases were accessed as part of the cyberattack, and the company believes it will have met all applicable requirements to notify consumers. Since announcing this incident, Equifax has taken steps to communicate with and assist consumers and customers. Among other things, the company has established a web portal advising U.S. consumers to review their account statements and credit reports, identify any unauthorized activity, and protect their personal information from further attack. Additionally, the company offered free identity theft protection and credit file monitoring services to all U.S. consumers regardless of whether or not they were impacted. Consumers can visit www.equifaxsecurity2017.com for more information about the cybersecurity incident and for answers to frequently asked questions. Forward-Looking Statements This release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. These statements can be identified by expressions of belief, expectation or intention, as well as statements that are not historical fact. Several factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including additional analysis of the data stolen; the government investigations and litigation resulting from the 2017 cybersecurity incident; and the response of government regulators to the 2017 cybersecurity incident including the updated information included in this release; and the possibility that new information may arise or different conclusions are reached on such new information. A summary of additional risks and uncertainties can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K under the captions "Item 1. Business -- Governmental Regulation" and "-- Forward-Looking Statements" and "Item 1A. Risk Factors," and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are given only as at the date of this release and the company disclaims any obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
About EquifaxEquifax is a global information solutions company that uses unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 10,300 employees worldwide. FOR MORE INFORMATION MediaInquiries@equifax.com View original content with multimedia: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/equifax-releases-updated-information-on-2017-cybersecurity-incident-300606609.html SOURCE Equifax Inc.