Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Markets | By Erika Turner

Equifax denies its website was hacked again, blames vendor

Equifax denies its website was hacked again, blames vendor

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

A malicious pop-up asked Abrams to download something claiming to be Adobe Flash.

Equifax Canada says its US parent company's website has temporarily taken down one of its customer services pages amid reports that another part of its website had been hacked.

Congressman Patrick Henry (R-N.C.) has since introduced legislation that would crack down on Equifax and other credit reporting companies and require them to stop using Social Security numbers.

"We are aware of the situation identified on the website", an Equifax spokesman said in a statement.

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Earlier this month, Equifax said its outside security consultant had concluded an investigation into the breach, which it first detected in July. Multiple federal and state agencies have started investigating the matter since this information was unveiled. As of Thursday afternoon, that website is no longer available.

He was able to replicate the problem five times and captured video of it, which he then uploaded to YouTube.

On its website, Equifax's Canadian division says it has not yet mailed out any notices and made clear it would not be making any unsolicited calls or emails about the issue.

Experts say the security issue may be a result of a third-party analytics or advertising company used by Equifax displaying the adware.

The company has taken part of its website offline after an independent analyst said the site may have been hacked. This type of adware could hijack your browser, serve up fraudulent search results, and lead to more pop-up ads.

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