Equifax says it's looking into another possible hack

Equifax says it's looking into another possible hack

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. Previously, people could access the page under the "Credit Report Assistance" heading. "Our IT and Security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline".

Independent security analyst Randy Abrams claims that the company's website was compromised for several hours on October 11 and was redirecting customers to a fake Adobe Flash update download.

Equifax's stock plunged at the news of the latest breach, a Wall Street Journal reporter noted on Twitter.

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"We are aware of the situation identified on the Equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link", the Equifax spokesman told Mic. Equifax announced the massive security breach last month. The hack has led to multiple federal and state investigations and the departure of the company's 12-year chief executive.

The news site Ars Technica, citing an independent security analyst, reported visitors to the Equifax site were being tricked into downloading an "adware" program which, when installed, delivers unwanted marketing messages.

In early October, Equifax revised the number of consumers potentially impacted in the breach - bumping up the total in the U.S.to 145.5 million and reducing the number in Canada from an estimated 100,000 to 8,000. Tech experts believe the credit monitoring firm may have discovered the hack on their own and removed the fake software however, Equifax did not respond to media requests for comment on the incident.

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