Equifax Cybersecurity Incident - How to be informed

Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, has reported a cybersecurity incident that could potentially impact 143 million consumers.

Bank of New Hampshire takes every step possible to protect our customer’s information and will continue to do so. Our monitoring of our own systems and information is of the highest priority for Bank of New Hampshire at all times. However, we always strongly encourage consumers to monitor their personal information and accounts.

Equifax has provided a website for consumers to stay up to date on the incident: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com

In addition, Equifax has established a website for consumers to inquire about whether or not they were directly impacted. That site is: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact/. Equifax is reporting that they will notify those that may potentially be impacted. 

For those consumers unaware of what Equifax does: They are a credit reporting agency and calculate a typical value for an individual’s credit score. Banks, lenders, insurance companies and many others do business with Equifax (and others). Bank of New Hampshire utilizes these credit companies during the underwriting process for loans but also reciprocates by providing payment and balance information on loans.  All banks, credit unions and other financial institutions, inclusive of landlords, collection agencies, utilities and others, participate in this same manner.

Bank of New Hampshire encourages consumers to visit the Equifax website often for the most up-to-date information.