Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Markets | By Rosalie Gross

Well, It Looks Like Equifax Has Been Hacked Again

Well, It Looks Like Equifax Has Been Hacked Again

Security analyst Randy Abrams first discovered the malicious pop-up message when he visited the Equifax website to confirm personal data, he told CNN Tech.

Equifax - whose multimillionaire CEO chose to set sail from the company weeks after the announcement that, under his watch, the information of 143 million Americans was obtained by hackers - was sending visitors of its website to the completely bogus software update. "When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will".

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. Equifax said it took the site offline after suspicious activity was detected.

"We are aware of the situation identified on the website", an Equifax spokesman said in a statement.

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Since news of Equifax's massive data breach broke last month, the company is facing investigations in Canada and the USA, as well as at least two proposed class actions filed in Canada. 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.

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

Equifax officials on Thursday confirmed that it had taken down the web page, but did not confirm the rest of the report or offer other details.

Soon after the report surfaced the company took the web page down.

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