How the Equifax Hack Could Hurt Anyone Applying for a Job

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Media Outlet: The Atlantic

Barbara Kiviat wrote for the Atlantic on how the Equifax hack could hurt people looking for jobs:

"The consequences of the hack will probably be felt by its victims for years: With this trove of sensitive personal information, the hackers have an unprecedented opportunity to commit identity theft, signing up for credit cards and loans under other people's names. Any such fraudulent accounts will appear on victims' credit reports, and when those accounts fall into delinquency, it will look like victims have failed to pay off their debts."


Barbara Kiviat is a program fellow with the Family-Centered Social Policy program at New America and a PhD candidate in sociology and social policy at Harvard University.