Equifax Web-Page Goes Offline Amid Reports Of New Breach

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Equifax has taken one of its web pages offline as its security team looks into reports of another potential cyber breach, the credit reporting company, which recently disclosed a hack that compromised the sensitive information of 145.5 million people, said on Thursday.

"We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link," Equifax spokesman Wyatt Jefferies said in an email.

 

"Our IT and security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline."

As CBC reports, the move came after an independent security analyst on Wednesday found part of Equifax's website was under the control of attackers trying to trick visitors into installing fraudulent Adobe Flash updates that could infect computers with malware, the technology news website Ars Technica reported.

When I clicked it (from Gmail on Android) I was redirected to a spam page shortly after seeing the Equifax credit file form.

 

 

I thought maybe it was an anomaly because it didn't happen again. But after reading your article about how sometimes hacks will redirect randomly I tried the link again just now and sure enough I got a spam page again (lucksupply.club saying I won an iPhone X). This is Chrome-in-a-tab from Gmail so i don't believe there's any extensions or other malware on my device that could have caused this redirect.

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LawsofPhysics's picture

Not surprising considering that the western world has been rewarding bad behavior for years!!!

"Full Faith and Credit"

Decay is Constant's picture

I got this e-mail from a Nigerian prince who had $80 million, but needed my bank account to help him recover it.  He promised me a full 10%. 

I said sure, what do you need? 

He said he already has all of the details of my credit, mortgage, social and most recent phone and electric bills.  All he wants is a picture of me and a photocopy of my passport.

Did I do anything wrong?

MisterMousePotato's picture

You fool!

Everyone knows they was 'kangs' 'n sheet.

Not princes.

'Fraid you been taken, my friend.

macholatte's picture

 

Equifax is not needed.
It should be shut down immediately.
Call the Police. Tell them there are 145 million hostages inside and they need to cut the power to the building.

 

Lumberjack's picture

And the IRS just gave them a no bid contract...

Dr. Engali's picture

Bully for Equifax. Should be good for another high level security gubermint contract.

shizzledizzle's picture

No shit... I give it three days tops before it's back over $110. Unbelievable.

small axe's picture

site was already broken. Two weeks ago it took 10 minutes to update pages in order to sign up for "TrustedID", and half the time the pages never did load.

 

 

1stepcloser's picture

Everyone gets a 850 score

Bunga Bunga's picture

So why I have been working so hard to get to a 800+ score? Every stupid retard who makes a living on defaulted credit card, home, auto and student loans is rolling on the floor and laughing at me.

yellowsub's picture

What does score matter when there's no lending standards...

PrezTrump's picture

When will you people stand up and demand someone go to jail for leaking your MOST PERSONAL information?

Until you do, you deserve everything that happens.

DollarMenu's picture

Well, it's not like we are in a room, all 150 of us, and have like a real voice in anything.

"Take to the streets" - and do what exactly?

Elected officials are placed on the ballot by the owners, and listen only to the owners.

The only real thing is to withdraw from the "system", no TBTF banking, no flying anywhere, use local farmer's markets when possible.

Enough people sitting on their asses for a month or so would clear a lot of shit, but too many have that paycheck addiction,

have to have a fix for their debt monkeys.

dot_bust's picture

It's now safe to assume that Equifax probably compromised the information of all 300 million Americans.

WillyGroper's picture

just wait for the new no-bid infernal revenue service contract...muthafletcher

E.F. Mutton's picture

Commodore 64 security patches are hard to come by these days

shizzledizzle's picture

That's not very fair... Commodore 64 far surpasses the security of equifax servers and databases. 

aliens is here's picture

They can't even their data safe but they have the nerve to assign you a credit score. LMAO.

chrsn's picture

Well, Detroit can't pay its bills, but they demand you pay YOURS.

Bill of Rights's picture

Correction " OUR DATA " they just stole it...Oh wait.

rlm1966's picture

And the IRS is using them for identification verification off a no bid contract.

Scornd's picture

Lol you puts your faith in your death score u gets what's coming. Credit/debt is bullshit. YOU, human, ARE the credit/debt.

Bill of Rights's picture

Mmm so you have millions in cash lying around do ya...I highly doubt it.

Wannabee's picture

Scott McNealy 1999: "You have zero privacy now. Get over it."

Everybodys All American's picture

This is starting to smell like a state funded operation to bring them down.

Umh's picture

They need to destroy the data to save it!

freedom1798's picture

They need to destroy their company.

freedom1798's picture

Goddamn fucking company.   Anybody with a credit card is screwed by these fucking vultures.  I hope a class action lawsuit puts them and the other two out of business permanently.

Shift For Brains's picture

The answer for the time being is  a FINAL Visa card if you're using credit cards. Besides your physical card, for online use you can generate a one-time card with a number that can never be reused. You can also lock a  card to one entity (like recurring phone bills) so that even if the number is stolen it can never be used for anything else. You can control the duration of the card life as well as put a finate amount as the available credit limit or a maximum monthly charge. Lots of options and probably the most secure plastic there is at this point. Only hang up is you must have good credit to get it.

It's FINAL. I get no commissions, only another star in my crown.

freedom1798's picture

I told a company that I would be hitting them with a small claims lawsuit for inaccurate information they provided to a rental agency.  They capitulated over the phone.  Do this to every company that makes a mistake or leaks info about you.  Credit card, medical, Target, anybody.  

In California you can get up to $10,000 in small claims court.  By law, you have to ask for a settlement before you file the small claim anyway.   Also you yourself can serve the notice, you don't need a process server, but you have to do it in person (no mail or certified mail).  Usually a phone call is all it takes because it would cost the company more than $10,000 just to get their sleazy lawyers to show up in small claims court. 

I will be calling Equifax in a few weeks.  The first thing to say is "What address should I use to serve my small claims court papers?"  The dumbshit rep will immediately transfer you to their legal department.

koan's picture

That might have been me, I double clicked a link instead of single click and the page froze.

Thanks a lot Equifucks.

Goodsport 1945's picture

Equifax can beat the rap.  All they have to do is assign a AAA rating to all treasury debt and the congress will be more than willing to let these creeps stay in business.