Released: October 11, 2018
Experian credit freeze flaw may have revealed your PIN to fraudsters
Source: Janna Herron, USA Today
The credit bureau’s process to retrieve a PIN that safeguards a frozen Experian credit report had a security defect, making it easier for a fraudster to potentially get the PIN, unfreeze the report and open new accounts in someone else’s name. NerdWallet first reported on the flaw after one of its readers alerted the personal finance website.
Experian has since addressed the issue, the company said. But the company has not said how long the defect was in place or whether it will issue new PINs.
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