Equifax takes down customer service web page after reports of new hack

13 Октября, 2017, 00:53 | Author: Devin Moran
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According to Ars Technica, the now-deactivated section of Equifax's website redirected Abrams to the domain hxxp//:centerbluray.info, which tried to dupe him into downloading a fake, malware-ridden Flash update.

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".

Equifax did not immediately respond to a request for comment. "Our IT and Security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline".

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The news comes as Equifax Inc. continues to deal with the aftermath of a cyber breach earlier this year which allowed the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, and 8,000 Canadians, to be accessed or stolen.

At issue is a consumer-facing website used for credit-report assistance.

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. But lawmakers and several federal agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission, are investigating the company's response to the breach, why it took Equifax more than a month to notify the public and whether executives engaged in insider trading. In many cases, even more personal data was exposed, including driver's license and credit card numbers.

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