Hack-weary Equifax yanks a web page that was reportedly delivering malware

Equifax has probably been hacked again

Equifax has probably been hacked again

A Equifax spokesperson acknowledged the problem, saying, "Our IT and Security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline". Well, you'd be wrong, because the company's website was just hit with yet another huge issue, this time redirecting visitors to a fake Flash update which has been linked to adware and malware.

Equifax shares dropped as much as 3.5 percent Thursday after it said it has disabled one of its customer help online pages and is investigating another possible cyberbreach. However, since the breach was reported earlier this year, Equifax has proven again and again that it isn't even capable of that.

Hackers reportedly altered Equifax's credit report assistance page that would send users malicious software pretending to be Adobe Flash.

After the first breach was disclosed in September, several actions were taken.

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The massive data breach has also led to a number of high-profile departures at the Atlanta-based consumer credit reporting agency, including its chief executive, chief information officer and chief security officer.

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.

Equifax is still reeling from its discovery of a breach that compromised personal data of more than 145.5 million Americans and about 8,000 Canadians. (Much less on web pages specifically designated to help the victims of previous hacks.) Most companies whose primary objective is to collect and secure highly sensitive (and incredibly lucrative) data invest in, you know, basic security measures.

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