New Equifax Hack! Company Webpage Was Redirecting to Malware Download

Steve Phelps
October 13, 2017

A day after the suspected hack, multiple outlets are reporting that the malicious pop up has disappeared from Equifax's website.

Company spokesman Tom Carroll did not respond to direct questions about any potential breach to Equifax Canada's website or the number of Canadian or American Equifax customers that may have been affected.

The firm said it took down the link for credit report assistance temporarily "out of an abundance of caution".

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. "When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will". Abrams told tech reporters at Ars Technica that he discovered the hack while using Equifax to dispute his own credit report.

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.

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Last month, Equifax revealed that the hackers exploited a US website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files, which included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, mailing addresses, and driver's license numbers.

Somehow, the worst credit-card-data breach in US history just got worse.

It said its IT and security teams are investigating the incident.

After the first breach was disclosed in September, several actions were taken.

- With files from The Associated Press.

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