Equifax Hack: UAB expert answers consumers' questions

This July 21, 2012, file photo shows Equifax Inc., offices in Atlanta. On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, Equifax said it has made changes to address customer complaints since it disclosed a week earlier that it exposed vital data on about 143 million Americans.  (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)

There are still a lot of questions from consumers about what the security breach at the credit reporting agency, Equifax, means for all of us.

The party responsible is under investigation. There will likely be congressional hearings into what went wrong to allow 143 million Americans personal data to be stolen.

ABC 33/40 News spoke with a UAB computer forensics expert about your best options to protect your credit and what needs to change so this doesn't happen again.

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