Hack-weary Equifax yanks a web page that was reportedly delivering malware

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

"We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link", spokesman Wyatt Jefferies wrote.

As of 1:15 p.m. (1715 GMT), the web page in question said: "We're sorry. We appreciate your patience during this time and ask that you check back with us soon", the page informs users-without any mention of the fact that earlier visitors to the page may have been tricked into installing adware.

Equifax shares dropped 2.4 percent to $107.83 at 1:08 p.m.in NY, the worst performance in the 68-company S&P 500 Industrials Index.

The breach was first noticed by Randy Abrams, an independent security analyst that had been visiting the site to flag fraudulent activity on his credit report.

Just last month, Equifax reported that the sensitive information of 145.5 million people had been compromised by hackers.

While Equifax continues to deal with the fallout of the massive data breach it announced in September, a security expert is raising fears that the consumer credit rating agency might have another security problem on its hands. Abrams told tech reporters at Ars Technica that he discovered the hack while using Equifax to dispute his own credit report.

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