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Facebook breach affects millions


On Friday, September 28, 2018, Facebook announced an attack on its computer network impacting the personal information of nearly 50 million users. While Facebook has addressed the issue and informed law enforcement, you should still take steps to help protect yourself.

Consider changing your password for Facebook. Use a strong password that includes numbers, uppercase letters and symbols. Make sure you don’t use the same password that you use for banking or any other sensitive financial services.

If you’ve stored your credit card data with Facebook, or any site, we recommend deleting those numbers.

Keep tabs on your personal credit and information using a credit monitoring tool. CreditWise, Credit Karma are two of online monitoring tools available.