The Equifax hack has shown not just how easy it canbe for the bad guys to get hold of personal information from majorrepositories like the Equifax database, but also highlights theneed for employers to be aware that such hacks putemployees’ personal data at risk.

In particular, 401(k)s could be targeted by those who managed tosnatch the information, according to the Society for Human ResourceManagement.

It points out in a report that Equifax is by far not the onlyholder of sensitive information that could be used and abused bycybercriminals. In fact, last year the Chicago Tribunereported that the retirement accounts of 91municipal employees had been breached.

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