Equifax Breach: New SSA Fact Sheet on Protecting SSNs

In response to the recently revealed Equifax data breach, the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee held a bipartisan roundtable with senior Social Security Administration (SSA) officials to discuss the steps the SSA is taking to mitigate risk to both
the agency and the public as a result of the breach.  As many of you are aware, the Equifax data breach exposed the sensitive information of more than 145 million American consumers, including names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, and more. Following
the breach, the SSA took immediate steps to verify the security of its own systems. The SSA has assured the Subcommittee that it has not detected any similar breach but is continuously monitoring for anomalous activity.

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