Reports: Equifax Hacked Again
10/12/2017 4:10 PM
Credit reporting giant Equifax Inc.(EFX) Thursday said it has taken down one of its customer help website pages after reports of another potential cyber attack.
Equifax had last month revealed that in a hacking incident the personal information of about 145.5 million U.S. consumers were potentially compromised.
According to tech blog Ars Technica, independent security analyst Randy Abrams was prompted to download fraudulent Adobe Flash updates when he visited the Equifax website.
"We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link," Equifax spokesman Wyatt Jefferies said in a statement. "Our IT and Security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline. When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will."
Last month, Equifax revealed that the hackers exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files, which included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, mailing addresses, and driver's license numbers.
Credit card numbers for about 209,000 U.S. consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information of 182,000 U.S. consumers, were accessed. Equifax says that the data breach, one of the largest in history, occurred from mid-May through July 2017.
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