Q: How bad is the potential damage? A:
Very bad. This data breach is the worst we’ve seen in modern history — and Americans will be feeling the impact for years — and in some cases, forever.
The information that was leaked is exactly what criminals need to wreak havoc on a person’s entire life — both financial and personal. When certain aspects of your finances are severely damaged, it can take several years to repair it, and for some people, their financial life will never be repaired.
This is why it is extremely crucial that you understand the implications of the hack and what you can do to protect yourself moving forward.