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Equifax denies its website was hacked again, blames vendor

Equifax denies its website was hacked again, blames vendor

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.

The confirmation that Equifax allowed compromised software on its website is the latest embarrassment for the company.

Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports that another part of its web site had been hacked as well.

On Thursday, Ars Technica reported that security analyst Randy Abrams was prompted to download fraudulent Adobe Flash updates when he visited the Equifax website to contest his credit report. What he found instead was yet another security issue for the credit agency. Equifax says it took the page down "out of an abundance of caution" as it investigates.

"We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website", an Equifax spokesman said in a statement. Just last month Equifax announced that hackers broke into its servers and, over a period of three months, stole the private data of 145.5 million customers.

Somehow, the worst credit-card-data breach in US history just got worse.

Anyone impacted by the breach is now at risk of identity theft and fraud - as any piece of this personal information can be used by, or sold to, criminals who can use it to open credit cards, take out loans, make purchases in your name - or even drain your bank accounts.

On its website, Equifax's Canadian division says it has not yet mailed out any notices and made clear it would not be making any unsolicited calls or emails about the issue. Not only is the service free, but Credit Karma lets you access your credit scores and reports without charge as many times as you like.

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