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

Equifax has probably been hacked again

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.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Initiates Coverage on Seattle Genetics, Inc. (SGEN)
Lpl Financial Llc invested 0% of its portfolio in Seattle Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGEN) in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Going out even further, the 200-Day Simple Moving Average is recorded 6.12% away from the current share price. (NASDAQ:SGEN).

Ronda Rousey Remains Coy On WWE Debut
And if it is fight action you are after, check out the most controversial and banned finishing moves in WWE history . In an interview with TMZ Sports , Rousey addressed the rumors of her heading to the WWE.

Soldier, civilian killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J&K
Police sources said the soldier and porter, working for the army, were killed in the firing in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch. The year 2017 has seen an explicit inflation in truce infringement by Pakistan.

Ensco Plc (ESV) Stake Increased by BlackRock Inc
The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 8th. 09/25/2017 - ENSCO plc was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at UBS. For the current quarter Ensco Plc (NYSE: ESV ) has high EPS estimates of $0.08 in contradiction of low EPS estimates of $-0.22.

Negatives From WWE Hell In A Cell 2017
This time, the Singh Brothers were ejected from ringside and the King of Strong Style lost clean in the middle of the ring. The Lone Wolf feasted on his prey, pulling Styles back into the ring and hitting End of Days to retain his title.

Other news