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Equifax Cybersecurity Incident

Keeping you Informed

Protecting our customers is our top priority, and we strive to inform you of security incidents that may affect you.

What You Need to Know

On September 7, 2017, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax Inc. announced a cybersecurity incident potentially affecting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers and certain UK and Canadian residents.

The breach occurred from mid-May through July 2017, and the information exposed includes the following:

Equifax has established a dedicated website with details regarding this incident: www.equifaxsecurity2017.com. You can visit this site to determine if your information has been potentially exposed and enroll in complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring offered by Equifax. In addition, you will find helpful FAQs regarding this breach.

Protecting Yourself

While everyone may not be a victim of identity theft when a breach occurs, it’s important to stay informed and alert. Below are helpful tips to remember when a breach has occurred:

Protecting our Customers

Data breaches, identity theft and associated account fraud are increasingly more common with potentially far-reaching impact. South State has cybersecurity controls in place to prevent, detect and respond to a wide variety of cyber threats and fraudulent activity. We are committed to protecting our customers, and we will continue to review and improve our defenses as new threats emerge. One of the recent ways we added protection for our customers, is implementing additional account authentication procedures for Customer Care.