Equifax Page Taken Down After Found to Be Running Malware

Chris Gaetano
Published Date:
Oct 13, 2017

Recent visitors to the Equifax web site may have found themselves face to face with a shady popup telling them that they should update Adobe Flash, a well-known vector for malware that later investigation found was due to a third party vendor infected with malicious code, according to Reuters. The vendor was contracted by Equifax to collect website performance data. The code it ran on the Equifax website was compromised, making it serve up malicious content. The credit reporting company stressed that its own systems had not been compromised and was not the target of another cyber attack. The breach was first reported by a security analyst, Randy Abrams, who had been confirming personal data on the Equifax website. 

Equifax, one of the three largest credit reporting agencies, is still recovering from a massive data breach that compromised the personal information of up to 145.5 million people, almost half the total U.S. population. 

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