Equifax compromised yet again as its website directs visitors to install malware

Equifax compromised yet again as its website directs visitors to install malware

He says that, out of an abundance of caution, that Equifax has taken the affected page off-line, and is looking into the matter.

Equifax shares dropped as much as 3.5 percent Thursday after it said it has disabled one of its customer help online pages and is investigating another possible cyberbreach.

The company said the problem is in its credit report assistance link on its website.

An independent security analyst found part of the company's website was under the control of attackers trying to install fraudulent, malware-infected Adobe Flash updates, the website Ars Technica reported. "We are aware of the situation", a spokesman said. We are working diligently to better serve you, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


When users attempted to contest incorrect information on their credit report, the site redirected them to an unfamiliar URL, which prompted the update.

The possibility of another malicious hack at Equifax comes just a week after the company's former chief executive, Richard Smith, was grilled by angry lawmakers over a massive data breach that may have compromised the sensitive information of as many as 145 million people.

Anyone impacted by the breach is now at risk of identity theft and fraud - as any piece of this personal information can be used by, or sold to, criminals who can use it to open credit cards, take out loans, make purchases in your name - or even drain your bank accounts.

As a credit reporting agency, Equifax keeps vast amounts of consumer data for banks and other creditors to use to determine the chances of their customers' defaulting.

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