If your Social Security number was exposed in the 2017 Equifax data breach, you can finally file a claim for $125 — or potentially more — in compensation.
The consumer credit reporting agency agreed on a $575-$700 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday.
The 2017 data breach impacted the personal information of approximately 147 million people, including Social Security numbers and other private data.
As part of the settlement, Equifax will pay $300 million toward credit monitoring services for the affected consumers.
This money will also compensate those customers who paid out-of-pocket expenses as a result of the security breach.
Those who were affected by the data breach can go to the official data breach settlement website to claim their benefits.