Equifax may have been hacked again

Rodiano Bonacci
Ottobre 12, 2017

Equifax has taken down a customer help web page amid reports of another attack on the credit reporting giant.

The incident comes just over a month after Equifax disclosed a massive data breach in which hackers stole the personal information of more than 145 million USA consumers.

According to Reuters, on Wednesday, an independent security analyst found that part of Equifax's website was under the control of attackers trying to trick visitors into installing fraudulent Adobe Flash updates that could infect computers with malware.

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"We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link", the spokesperson said. "Our IT and Security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline". That breach, which occurred between May and July, led to the resignations of its chief executive, chief information officer and chief security officer.

The breach has triggered investigations by the Federal Trade Commission and the FBI, and has also reportedly prompted a criminal probe by the Justice Department.

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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