Equifax Reportedly Hacked Again, This Time With Fake Pop Ups

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On Thursday, an Equifax spokesman told the news website Mic.com that the company's website was hacked and that its IT team had taken down the suspect webpage.

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.

The company said the problem is in its credit report assistance link on its website.

Congressman Patrick Henry (R-N.C.) has since introduced legislation that would crack down on Equifax and other credit reporting companies and require them to stop using Social Security numbers.

The firm said it took down the link for credit report assistance temporarily "out of an abundance of caution".

The latest hack comes more than a month after the Atlanta-based company announced a massive data breach that has affected as many as 145.5 million people.

If suffering one of the worst hacks in history wasn't enough, Equifax may have been attacked yet again. 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.

The September breach has led to class-action lawsuits and congressional investigations, while criticisms abound that Equifax executives sold off their stock within four days of discovering the break, and the security check offered by Equifax after the breach was fishing for more personal information as well as suffering technical breakdowns.

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