Equifax investigating another possible hack

Equifax investigating another possible hack

According to reports, credit monitoring company Equifax has been the victim of another hack just one month after revealing 143 million Americans may have had their personal information stolen.

"We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link", Wyatt Jefferies, a spokesman for Equifax said in an email. Equifax says it took the page down "out of an abundance of caution" as it investigates.

The Atlanta-based company, which has faced seething criticism from consumers, regulators and lawmakers over its handling of the earlier breach, said it would provide more information as it becomes available.

An independent security analyst yesterday found Equifax's website under control of attackers attempting to get malware onto visitors' computers via fraudulent Adobe Flash updates. We are working diligently to better serve you, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Abrams told tech reporters at Ars Technica that he discovered the hack while using Equifax to dispute his own credit report. When Abrams clicked the link to obtain a copy of his credit report, he was instead directed to download a fake version of Flash that contained a file that security firms like Symantec and and Webroot flag as adware. The latest claims reveal that after one of the largest data breaches ever, Equifax still may not have learned its lesson about providing proper security for its customers.

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