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UPDATE 2-Equifax takes down web page after report of new hack

UPDATE 2-Equifax takes down web page after report of new hack
From Reuters - October 12, 2017

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equifax Inc said on Thursday it has taken one of its customer help website pages offline as its security team looks into reports of another potential cyber breach at the credit reporting company, which recently disclosed a hack that compromised the sensitive information of more than 145 million people.

The move came after an independent security analyst on Wednesday found part of Equifaxs 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.

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.

The Atlanta-based company, which has faced seething criticism from consumers, regulators and lawmakers over its handling of the earlier breach, said it would provide more information as it becomes available.

As of 1:15 p.m. (1715 GMT), the web page in question said: Were sorry... The website is currently down for maintenance. We are working diligently to better serve you, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We appreciate your patience during this time and ask that you check back with us soon.

Equifax shares were down 1.2 percent at $109.18 in early afternoon trading.

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