Equifax takes web page offline after reports of new cyberattack


Equifax Inc. utter on Thursday it has taken one of its customer help web pages offline as its security unite looks into reports of another potential cyber breach at the probity reporting company, which recently disclosed a hack that compromised the irascible information of millions of people.

The move came after an independent insurance analyst on Wednesday found part of Equifax’s website was under the button of attackers trying to trick visitors into installing fraudulent Adobe Take off updates that could infect computers with malware, the technology advice website Ars Technica reported. 

«We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the acknowledge report assistance link,» Equifax spokesman Wyatt Jefferies articulate in an email. «Our IT and security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an over-sufficiency of caution have temporarily taken this page offline.»

The Atlanta-based callers, which has faced seething criticism from consumers, regulators and lawmakers upon its handling of the earlier breach, said it would provide more communication as it becomes available.

Equifax disclosed on Sept. 7 that its sets had been breached between mid-May and late July. In the fallout, the band has parted ways with its chief executive, chief information office-holder and chief security officer.

The breach has prompted investigations by multiple federal and hold agencies, including a criminal probe by the U.S. Department of Justice.

As a credit report in investigating agency, Equifax keeps vast amounts of consumer data for banks and other creditors to use to regulate the chances of their customers’ defaulting.

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