Another Equifax hacking possible as web page taken down


In what could be yet another incident of hacking, Equifax has taken down a web page because of suspicion that it had been manipulated.

>> Read more trending news

The site, one of the embattled company’s customer service offerings, was delivering fraudulent updates for Adobe Flash, which – when clicked – would infect a visitor’s computer with unwanted software, according to a security analyst and the technology web site Ars Technica.

Equifax officials on Thursday confirmed that it had taken down the web page, but did not confirm the rest of the report or offer other details.

“We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link,” the company said. “Our IT and Security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline.”


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in

State group to weigh $1.2 billion bond request for Brightline project
State group to weigh $1.2 billion bond request for Brightline project

All Aboard Florida’s Brightline will ask a state financing group on Monday for permission to issue $1.15 billion in tax-exempt bonds to help pay for the construction of the second phase of its passenger-rail project connecting West Palm Beach to Orlando. The Florida Development Finance Corp. has called an emergency meeting in...
Record 107.3 million to travel this holiday season
Record 107.3 million to travel this holiday season

A record-breaking 107.3 million Americans are expected to hit the road for Christmas and New Year’s Day, marking the highest level ever recorded by AAA and the ninth consecutive year of holiday travel growth, according to the auto club’s annual forecast released Thursday. Holiday travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1 is expected to grow by...
Hurricane Irma, political storms roil finish of health sign-up season
Hurricane Irma, political storms roil finish of health sign-up season

Between political tug-of-war over the Affordable Care Act and the aftermath of a hurricane, Florida consumers might be forgiven for thinking that signing up for 2018 health plans is starting to feel like running an obstacle course blindfolded. An enrollment window for healthcare.gov plans that was cut in half by the Trump administration officially...
This store is closing in CityPlace
This store is closing in CityPlace

Charming Charlie, a fashion jewelry, handbags, and gift retailer, is closing its doors in CityPlace. The Houston-based company said it plans to close the store in the coming weeks and is offering 40 to 60 percent off items, according to an email sent to customers in the area on Wednesday. The retailer, which has more than 375 stores in the U.S. and...
A private jet or full floor? Condo developers seek luxury buyers
A private jet or full floor? Condo developers seek luxury buyers

Just in time for the holidays, how about a jet with that condo? Or perhaps some extra room to move around, like the entire floor of a building? “Put it on the Christmas list,” said Group P6’s Ignacio Diaz. Two real estate developers are pulling out all the stops to lure high-end buyers to their Palm Beach County condominiums now under...
More Stories