Equifax Pulls Web Page Offline After Another Possible Attack
(Bloomberg) — Equifax Inc. pulled one of its customer help pages from its site so the company’s security team can investigate reports of another possible cyber attack.
“We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in thecredit report assistance link,” Wyatt Jefferies, a spokesman for Equifax said in an email. “Our IT and security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline.”
Equifax shares dropped 2.4 percent to $107.83 at 1:08 p.m. in New York, the worst performance in the 68-company S&P 500 Industrials Index. The company is already reeling from the massive data breach that compromised the private data of as many as 145 million Americans.
An independent security analyst found that the removed page had been altered to trick visitors into installing malware, according to a report on technology news website Ars Technica.