Hacked again? Equifax shares drop after possible new cyberbreach

Hacked again? Equifax shares drop after possible new cyberbreach

The company has taken part of its website offline after an independent analyst said the site may have been hacked.

According to reports, credit monitoring company Equifax has been the victim of another hack just one month after revealing 143 million Americans may have had their personal information stolen.

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".

Here's the last incredible-but-not-really Equifax security blunder: it appears that their Web site has been hacked, and made to redirect to site serving adware masquerading as an Adobe Flash update.

Independent security analyst Randy Abrams claims that the company's website was compromised for several hours on October 11 and was redirecting customers to a fake Adobe Flash update download.

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The breach has prompted investigations by multiple federal and state agencies, including a criminal probe by the U.S. Department of Justice, and it has led to the departure of the company's chief executive officer, chief information officer and chief security officer.

After the first breach was disclosed in September, several actions were taken. Not only is the service free, but Credit Karma lets you access your credit scores and reports without charge as many times as you like.

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.

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