...via Adrianne Jeffries - writing at The Outline, in which, Ms. Jeffries describes (with consummate flair and well-wrought detail) the nefarious and over-reaching activities of Equifax and their ilk (the ilk - if you will - are comprised of the agglomeration of evil otherwise known as credit bureaus in the United States (and elsewhere)). Impact to information security? Apparently, just the latest wake up call. Assume you are always compromised in attacks such as these (regardless of the answer you receive from the entity that was 'trusted' with your particulars). Act Accordingly.