Equifax Security Breach

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I received an email from Trend Micro last week about the Equifax breach which indicated I should contact them to see if my data was stolen.... I am concerned because it indicated I would have to give them the last 7 digits of SS# which is not something you normally have to do.... I need to verify this email actually did come from Trend Micro before I start giving out my SS#
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TIPPYROBERTS

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TM_Ivan, Employee

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Hello TIPPYROBERTS and welcome to the Community!

Thank you for letting us know about this issue that you have encountered. Apologies for whatever inconvenience this may have caused you.

We have just announced the data breach that happened with Equifax. You may refer to the the link I provided below for further information about the issue and what you can do about it. The process to follow will be still from Equifax themselves. 

The Equifax Data Breach

Should you have any other concern, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

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Hi TIPPYROBERTS,

Here are the specific blog entries about Equifax breach and what to do next:
http://blog.trendmicro.com/equifax-data-breach-next/
https://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/us/security/news/cybercrime-and-digital-threats/equifax-breach-what...

I could not confirm the validity of the email you received, but yes you are right, we will not be asking your personal information. If you could post a screenshot of that email, that would be helpful.

Due to the nature of data involved - personable identifiable information - we suggest that you be diligent and vigilant in monitoring potential attacks and scam. 

^erza