Hackers are breaking into the systems of companies, government agencies, and individuals. Is any information safe? Here’s everything you need to know:
How many people have been hacked?
So much information has been stolen by hackers that virtually everyone in the U.S. has been affected by a data breach in some way — even those who never go online. The recent data breach at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, exposed the personal information of more than 145 million Americans, including Social Security numbers, driver’s license data, birth dates, and addresses. As many as 75 percent of U.S. adults …