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143 million people's social security numbers were exposed in the Equifax hack — here's how to check if you're one of them

Business Insider logo Business Insider 9/8/2017 Lydia Ramsey

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Equifax, a company that provides credit scores, said on Thursday that the personal information of 143 million people 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,, to help you find out whether your information was compromised.

Once there, you can click to check your potential impact. (Click here to go there directly)

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

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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. Business Insider has reached out to Equifax for clarification and will update the post when they hear back.

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