QR.bizNewsEquifax compromised yet again as its website directs visitors to install malware

Equifax compromised yet again as its website directs visitors to install malware

On Wednesday, security expert and blogger Randy Abrams documented how browsing a page at Equifax's consumer information services portal caused his browser to be served with a message urging him to download Adobe Flash Player.

In a follow-up statement shared with KrebsOnSecurity this afternoon, however, Equifax said the problem stemmed from a "third-party vendor that Equifax uses to collect website performance data", and that "the vendor's code running on an Equifax Web site was serving malicious content". According to reports, credit monitoring company Equifax has been the victim of another hack just one month after revealing 143 million Americans may have had their personal information stolen.

We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link.

The firm said it took down the link for credit report assistance temporarily "out of an abundance of caution". "When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will".

Earlier this month, Equifax said its outside security consultant had concluded an investigation into the breach, which it first detected in July.

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 September 7 hack was a biggie: Criminals were able to gain access to names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses.

Credit card numbers for about 209,000 USA consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information of 182,000 US consumers, were accessed.

Equifax Website Hacked Again

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