Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again

Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again

"We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link", Equifax spokesman Wyatt Jefferies said in a statement. Equifax says it took the page down "out of an abundance of caution" as it investigates.

The September breach has led to class-action lawsuits and congressional investigations, while criticisms abound that Equifax executives sold off their stock within four days of discovering the break, and the security check offered by Equifax after the breach was fishing for more personal information as well as suffering technical breakdowns.

The consumer credit reporting company said its security teams are looking into another possible breach barely one month after it disclosed a hack that left exposed the personal information of 145.5 million people. According to Ars Technica, the now-deactivated section of Equifax's website redirected Abrams to the domain hxxp//:centerbluray.info, which tried to dupe him into downloading a fake, malware-ridden Flash update.

California wildfires toll reaches 23
At least 23 people have been killed in more than 16 wildfires that continue to burn across Northern California. Manned roadblocks were set up between Sonoma and devastated areas of Santa Rosa.

Once clicked, the phony Flash reportedly downloads adware onto the user's computer that fills their internet browser with ads. Previously, people could access the page under the "Credit Report Assistance" heading. The latest claims reveal that after one of the largest data breaches ever, Equifax still may not have learned its lesson about providing proper security for its customers.

Equifax and the Internal Revenue Service also are facing pressure from lawmakers over a $7.2 million contract that Equifax was awarded, after the breach was made public, for the company to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud.

Related Articles

  • Video captures Florida doctor screaming at patient for complaining about wait

    Video captures Florida doctor screaming at patient for complaining about wait

    A video appears to show a Gainesville, Florida , doctor berate a patient after she reportedly complained about long wait times. Stipe alleged that a doctor at the clinic got mad when she demanded her money back and "proceeded to cuss (her) out".
    Richard Branson Invests in Hyperloop One

    Richard Branson Invests in Hyperloop One

    Tests of Hyperloop One in the desert of Nevada have resulted in speeds of nearly 200mph in recent months . Meanwhile, Musk is now working part-time on a similar project, called The Boring Company.
    Owners of 'Breaking Bad' house build fence to prevent trespassers

    Owners of 'Breaking Bad' house build fence to prevent trespassers

    Neighbours have been bothered by it, too: "All day, non-stop, there's people up and down this road". In fact, the TV news crew saw 10 tourists visit the home in their first 15 minutes on the scene.
  • Sterling Capital Management LLC Raises Stake in JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU)

    Any way you dice it, a dip below $19.76 a share would be very bad news for JBLU's technical picture in the near-term. Simply a stock experiencing a high level of volatility has a higher ATR, and a low volatility stock has a lower ATR.
    Auto  once used by Kejriwal stolen; AAP slams LG

    Auto once used by Kejriwal stolen; AAP slams LG

    He added, "The investigation has just started and we will be able to get more details in the further course of time". Kejriwal's " aam aadmi " image, was being used by an AAP functionary these days.
    Sky suffers shareholder revolt over directors' pay and James Murdoch re-election

    Sky suffers shareholder revolt over directors' pay and James Murdoch re-election

    Review of the offer on public interest grounds by the UK Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is on-going.
  • Millions Of Pornhub Users Targeted By Year Long Global Malvertising Attack

    Millions Of Pornhub Users Targeted By Year Long Global Malvertising Attack

    Proofpoint said the attack was carried out by a group called KovCoreG, who endeavoured to infect devices with an ad fraud malware called Kovter.

    Bitcoin just passed $5000

    The validation of even one Wall Street institution would " change bitcoin " by bringing in lots of big money. Other cryptocurrencies gained value in that window of time as well.

    Why Investors Aren't Hungry for Domino's Earnings

    The simple moving average is a mathematical calculation that takes the average price (mean) for a given amount of time. Analysts await Domino's Pizza Inc (NASDAQ: DPZ ) to report earnings on Oct, 12 for the fiscal quarter ending Sep 2017.
  • These are the days of Donald's wives: Melania v Ivana

    These are the days of Donald's wives: Melania v Ivana

    In a statement, a spokesperson for the First Lady called Ivana's interview, "attention-seeking and self-serving noise". Unless she receives the formal apology she expects, Ivana will make sure Melania is "blacklisted" in NY society.
    Seth Meyers Throws Eminem-Style Trump Gauntlet at His Fans

    Seth Meyers Throws Eminem-Style Trump Gauntlet at His Fans

    Fallon, Colbert, Meyers, and Corden all had some jokes about Eminem's now famous freestyle rap , from sketch gags to parodies. He then tried his own hand at dropping rhymes: "My name is Seth and I'm here to say, if you like Trump then go away".
    Stunned US face major questions after World Cup debacle

    Stunned US face major questions after World Cup debacle

    The U.S. needed only to tie Trinidad and Tobago , the world's 99th-ranked team, to qualify for its eighth consecutive World Cup. He said it was not the fault of Jurgen Klinsmann, head coach from 2011 through 2016, or Bruce Arena who took over from him.