Equifax Reportedly Hacked Again, This Time With Fake Pop Ups

Was Equifax Hacked Again?

Previously, people could access the page under the "Credit Report Assistance" heading.

The latest hack comes more than a month after the Atlanta-based company announced a massive data breach that has affected as many as 145.5 million people.

The new attack involved a webpage that asked visitors to download fraudulent Adobe Flash updates, according to Ars Technica.

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

The company has taken part of its website offline after an independent analyst said the site may have been hacked.


The company, whose disclosure last month sparked an outcry and a congressional investigation, issued a statement after a news report said malware was installed on one of the credit reporting agency's web pages.

October 12, 2017: Equifax confirms it was hacked again, this time with a fake Flash installer application.

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

Last month, Equifax revealed that the hackers exploited a USA website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files, which included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, mailing addresses, and driver's license numbers. The United States Computer Readiness team detected and disclosed the vulnerability in March, and Equifax "took efforts to identify and to patch any vulnerable systems in the company's IT infrastructure".

Money expert Clark Howard says rather than waiting on Equifax to get itself together, consumers should be proactive and do what they can to protect themselves from identity fraud.

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