Equifax Reportedly Hacked Again, This Time With Fake Pop Ups

Oct 13, 2017, 00:19
Equifax Reportedly Hacked Again, This Time With Fake Pop Ups

It's been a couple of months since Equifax reported that the company was hit with a hack that exposed the personal data of 145 million users in the U.S. Now, a the company has taken down a customer help website over another potential hack.

At issue is a consumer-facing website used for credit-report assistance.

The latest cyber issue has emerged just five weeks. "When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will".

An independent security analyst reportedly found on Wednesday that the company's website was attacked by hackers who attempted to install fraudulent Adobe Flash updates created to infect computers with malware, according to Ars Technica.

Company spokesman Tom Carroll did not respond to direct questions about any potential breach to Equifax Canada's website or the number of Canadian or American Equifax customers that may have been affected. Equifax Canada said at the time it was working closely with its parent company Equifax Inc. and an unnamed, independent cybersecurity firm conducting the ongoing investigation.

Equifax shot down reports on Thursday that its website was hacked, and instead put the blame on a third-party vendor that was compromised. But lawmakers and several federal agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission, are investigating the company's response to the breach, why it took Equifax more than a month to notify the public and whether executives engaged in insider trading.

In what could be yet another incident of hacking, Equifax has taken down a web page because of suspicion that it had been manipulated.

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