Technology Equifax Says Vendor Responsible for Malicious Content on Website

00:50  13 october  2017
00:50  13 october  2017 Source:   Bloomberg

Equifax: 2.5 million more Americans may be affected by hack

  Equifax: 2.5 million more Americans may be affected by hack Credit report company Equifax is now saying an additional 2.5 million Americans may have been affected by a massive security breach this summer, bringing the total to 145.5 million people. Equifax said the company it hired to do an examination of the breach, Mandiant, has concluded its investigation and plans to release the results "promptly."The update comes as Equifax's former CEO, Richard Smith, will testify in front of Congress starting Tuesday.

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(Bloomberg) -- It wasn’t us.

Equifax Inc. said it was a third-party vendor that served malicious content on its website and it has taken the page offline to conduct further analysis.

“Equifax can confirm that its systems were not compromised and that the reported issue did not affect our consumer online dispute portal,” Wyatt Jefferies, a spokesman for Equifax said in an email.

The unidentified third-party vendor was responsible for collecting website performance data and had code running on Equifax’s website, Jefferies said. An independent security analyst found on Thursday that the removed page had been altered to trick visitors into installing malware, according to a report on technology news website Ars Technica.

Equifax shares had dropped as much as 3.6 percent, the most intraday since Sept. 15, after the company said its security team was investigating reports of another possible cyber attack. The company is still reeling from the massive data breach it disclosed last month that compromised the private data of more than 145 million Americans.

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Equifax takes down web page after report of potential hack .
Equifax Inc has taken one of its web pages offline as its security team looks into reports of another potential cyber breach.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.

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