Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again

12 October, 2017, 22:40 | Author: Oscar Goodwin
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The repeated hacks at Equifax - and company's inability to stop them - has shaken consumer confidence in one of the country's main credit-reporting agencies and led to calls for class-action lawsuits in several states.

The company says it will provide more information as it becomes available. Previously, people could access the page under the "Credit Report Assistance" heading.

According to Fortune, the hacked page was redirecting visitors to download a fake update of Adobe Flash, which then infected the user's computer with malware.

"Our IT and security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline", Jefferies said.

Equifax is still reeling from its discovery of a breach that compromised personal data of more than 145.5 million Americans and about 8,000 Canadians.

Equifax - whose multimillionaire CEO made a decision 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. 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.

Richard Smith, the company's former chief executive stepped down.

After that breach, the company faced seething criticism from consumers, regulators and lawmakers over its handling of that incident.

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