The Equifax data breach broke new ground, according to Cyber-Security Expert Josh Pauli at Dakota State University. Pauli teaches at Dakota State, nationally known for cyber-security research and initiatives.
He says another twist to this data breach is that Equifax is offering free monitoring to those affected, but they better read the fine print.
Pauli urges all consumers to stay on the offensive in protecting their data online, and not grow weary or complacent as they hear about still one more data breach after another.
The massive Equifax breach has prompted calls in Congress for stronger regulations to help prevent cyber-attacks.