What kills me is the fact that we are automatically sending all this data to these companies who make millions off of it, yet when something happens we are left holding the bag. If the PIN number for your account is also stored within the company's database, you can bet that has been compromised too.
This could potentially be really bad for the economy. Think about it, 143 million people is obviously everyone with some form of credit, since it is half the population of the entire US. If your credit gets compromised and tanks, there goes your chances of buying anything with credit.
These credit bureaus are run by idiots, and much of your purchasing power depends on it these days unless you pay everything in cash. My friend runs an online business. Her identity was stolen from one of the other breaches (Target I think?) and it turned into a huge nightmare. Her Paypal account which she uses for business transactions became locked, her credit score tanked so she couldn't get any loans or even open a new bank account. She is still fighting certain parts of that whole situation.