Watch out, Equifax may have been hacked again by adware

An independent security analyst reportedly found on Wednesday that the company's website was attacked by hackers who attempted to install fraudulent Adobe Flash updates created to infect computers with malware, according to Ars Technica. Equifax first disclosed that breach in September.

The repeated hacks at Equifax - and company's inability to stop them - has shaken consumer confidence in one of the country's main credit-reporting agencies and led to calls for class-action lawsuits in several states.

The company said the problem is in its credit report assistance link on its website. "When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will".

The latest reports of a hack also come on the heels of the Equifax signing a multi-million dollar deal with the IRS to assist with taxpayer and personal identity verification services.

Hackers reportedly altered Equifax's credit report assistance page that would send users malicious software pretending to be Adobe Flash. Equifax says it took the page down "out of an abundance of caution" as it investigates.

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

In early October, Equifax revised the number of consumers potentially impacted in the breach - bumping up the total in the 145.5 million and reducing the number in Canada from an estimated 100,000 to 8,000.

"Despite early media reports, Equifax can confirm that its systems were not compromised", Marisa Salcines, a spokeswoman for the company, said in a statement.

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) announced that the company was hit with yet another hack.

  • Eleanor Harrison