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Equifax Pulls Web Page Offline After Another Possible Attack

12 October 2017, 09:38 | Casey Mitchell

Equifax is equifuxed

Equifax has probably been hacked again

The move follows a report that the page was directing visitors to install fake Adobe Flash updates containing adware.

Equifax Inc. pulled one of its customer help pages from its site so the company's security team can investigate reports of another possible cyber attack.

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The Atlanta-based company, which has faced seething criticism from consumers, regulators and lawmakers over its handling of the earlier breach, said it would provide more information as it becomes available. "We are aware of the situation", a spokesman said. We are working diligently to better serve you, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

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Ars Technica had reported that an independent researcher spotted a credit report assistance page delivering the infected file, which some analysts thought might be tied to an ad network or analytics provider used by the credit reporting agency. Then he successfully replicated the problem at least five times, making a video that he posted to YouTube. 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.

Last month, Equifax disclosed that it had sensitive information from 145.5 million people compromised, leading to multiple investigations and a Justice Department probe.

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