Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Research | By Raquel Erickson

Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again

Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again

However, since the breach was reported earlier this year, Equifax has proven again and again that it isn't even capable of that.

Independent security analyst Randy Abrams claims that the company's website was compromised for several hours on October 11 and was redirecting customers to a fake Adobe Flash update download.

The company has taken part of its website offline after an independent analyst said the site may have been hacked.

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

"We are aware of the situation identified on the website in the credit report assistance link", Equifax spokesman Wyatt Jefferies said in an email.

Equifax has taken a customer help page on its website offline as its security team investigates another potential cyber breach.

Somehow, the worst credit-card-data breach in USA history just got worse. Not only is the service free, but Credit Karma lets you access your credit scores and reports without charge as many times as you like. 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.

Malware-infested links are a common form of online attack, yet they are rarely found on the websites of companies like Equifax.

The company, which gathers data on consumers for credit inquiries, has blamed a combination of human and technical error for the massive breach - not the largest on record but potentially the most damaging because of the sensitive financial information on consumers it holds in its databases.

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