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The Equifax Breach and Steps You Can Take

On September 8, 2017, Equifax, a credit reporting agency, announced a data breach impacting over 140 million U.S. consumers. Information accessed by the hackers include first and last names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers and credit card numbers.

Here is more information about the hack and steps you can take in response: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2017/09/equifax-data-breach-what-do

How ACERA is Responding

ACERA is committed to safeguarding your account information. We have physical, technical, and administrative measures designed to secure your account information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access or alteration. All of this information is stored on our secure servers behind firewalls. ACERA’s member portal, Web Member Services, uses encrypted connections for all transactions.

In light of the Equifax breach, ACERA will be taking extra measures to ensure that your information remains secure. Any requests to change your account information will be scrutinized to verify authenticity. We will be closely monitoring activity on Web Member Services and will act quickly if any suspicious activity is detected.

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