Equifax Web-Page Goes Offline Amid Reports Of New Breach

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.

EFX share price is tumbling...

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Decay is Constant LawsofPhysics Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:03 Permalink

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?

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small axe Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:51 Permalink

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.  

PrezTrump Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:55 Permalink

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 PrezTrump Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:53 Permalink

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.

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freedom1798 Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:58 Permalink

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 freedom1798 Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:11 Permalink

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.

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freedom1798 Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:08 Permalink

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.

Goodsport 1945 Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:33 Permalink

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.