Embattled credit bureau says it was hacked again

13 Октября, 2017, 00:55 | Author: Becky Perry
  • Equifax has probably been hacked again

The company has taken part of its website offline after an independent analyst said the site may have been hacked.

Embattled Equifax Inc. has moved one of its webpages offline as the company looks into whether hackers tried to breach its systems this week.

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.

At issue is a consumer-facing website used for credit-report assistance.

Читайте также: James Murdoch Reelected as Sky Chairman

Several hours after Goodin's piece went live, Equifax disabled the page in question, saying it was doing so out of "an abundance of caution" while it investigated the claims. "When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will".

Already in the midst of the worst year ever for a credit-reporting agency, Equifax said Thursday that it was the victim of another cyberattack, this time involving a fake Flash downloader that greeted some people on its website.

The breach led to the retirement of Equifax chief executive Richard Smith, who has remained as a consultant to the company during the investigation. In many cases, even more personal data was exposed, including driver's license and credit card numbers.

Last month, Equifax revealed that the hackers exploited a US website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files, which included names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, mailing addresses, and driver's license numbers. Equifax first disclosed that breach in September.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended:

  • Murphy: Pulling Out Of Iran Deal Makes North Korea Agreement Harder

    Murphy: Pulling Out Of Iran Deal Makes North Korea Agreement Harder

    If Trump refuses to certify, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to re-impose USA sanctions on Iran . However, media reports said that the president might pull out of the Iranian nuclear agreement.
    #WebExtra: Amazon Offers Account for Teens

    #WebExtra: Amazon Offers Account for Teens

    If parents want to give their teen more autonomy, they can skip the approval step altogether and just set spending limits. Amazon .com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) is now allowing teens to make their own accounts on its website.
    Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed: Origins free and paid DLC

    Ubisoft details Assassin's Creed: Origins free and paid DLC

    At launch you'll get " The Nomad's Bazaar ", which will put a wandering merchant in the game who will give you daily quests. According to Ubisoft , the first Trial of the Gods event will be available a few weeks after launch.
  • Women Detained As Passport Photos Look Different After Plastic Surgery

    Women Detained As Passport Photos Look Different After Plastic Surgery

    However, Jian has since removed her post, indicating that this story may very well have burned the Chinese internets. It was unclear whether the women had returned to their home country on October 9.
    Take it easy: Smoke from Northern California fires is choking Valley air

    Take it easy: Smoke from Northern California fires is choking Valley air

    Officials advise people in the area to stay indoors when possible and possibly leave the area until the forecast improves. The air pollution from the North Bay wildfires is as worst as it's ever been in the Bay Area.
    Ezekiel Elliott's 6-Game Suspension Back On ... For Now

    Ezekiel Elliott's 6-Game Suspension Back On ... For Now

    In its ruling, the 5th Circuit agreed with league attorneys who argued that Elliott prematurely sued the league September 1. Elliott had been playing while his case was being appealed.
  • Andy Cohen Will Replace Kathy Griffin On CNN's New Year's Eve Show

    Andy Cohen Will Replace Kathy Griffin On CNN's New Year's Eve Show

    However, in August, Griffin told NY magazine that their friendship had ended in the wake of the scandal. During a press conference, Griffin said the "termination was hurtful" even though her photo was immoral.
    Isis 'White Widow' Sally Jones is killed by U.S.  drone strike

    Isis 'White Widow' Sally Jones is killed by U.S. drone strike

    Rukmini Callimachi, a correspondent for the New York Times, also said two senior USA officials denied that Jones was dead. According to the Sun , Jones was last seen fleeing from Raqqa, heading for a town on the border with Iraq.
    Netanyahu says Israel to leave UNESCO, following US

    Netanyahu says Israel to leave UNESCO, following US

    UNESCO has become a poster child for how United Nations agencies have had their missions perverted by the anti-Israel agenda. The organization has a long history of taking anti-Israel measures, and supporting resolutions against the Jewish state.
  • Bitcoin set record high of $5380

    It is important to note that the valuation of Bitcoin is highly volatile and more hard to sell than traditional assets. Russian Federation becomes the third major economy in the span of a month to put the clamps on cryptocurrency .
    Colombia qualifies for Russian Federation  2018 World Cup on final matchday against Peru

    Colombia qualifies for Russian Federation 2018 World Cup on final matchday against Peru

    The defending Copa America champions can not point at that one result for their failure to qualify for the World Cup , though. Chile's shocking failure to qualify saw Pizzi step down , accepting responsibility for the sixth-placed finish.
    Arsene Wenger: Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez may be sold in January

    Arsene Wenger: Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez may be sold in January

    Personally, I would prefer to be at home on Christmas Eve and celebrate but that could still happen if we play early on the day. He said: "We have to adapt to the schedule but if it happens personally the game should be played no later than 2pm".


Popular

Wins and Losses for Outgoing Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
If eventually confirmed as victor of the presidential election, George Weah has an onerous task of stepping into Sirleaf's shoes. False reports of Mr Weah's victory have been circulating on social media but it is not clear why Wenger thought he had won.

JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup profits up as lending rises
National Inc Wi invested 2.4% of its portfolio in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM ) on Monday, January 18 with "Neutral" rating. In related news, CFO Marianne Lake sold 17,596 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th.

Alexa can now distinguish between voices
Amazon is not far behind, however, launching Voice Profiles for multiple users on its Echo smart speakers. Both Google and Amazon have been working to expand the offering of their respective smart speakers.

Seth Meyers Throws Eminem-Style Trump Gauntlet at His Fans
Yes, it was also drawing a line in the sand between he and the President. The Rap god, Eminem took a hit on American President Donald Trump .

Giant hole the size of ME reopens in Antarctica's Weddell Sea
Known as polynyas or semipermanent area of open water in sea ice, this Weddell polynya is quite mysterious in terms of its origin. Due to higher precipitation levels in the region and melting ice, the surface is expected to decouple from deeper water layers.

India's factory output grows sharply at 4.3% in August
Meanwhile, the July IIP number was revised to 0.94 per cent from 1.2 per cent provisional estimates released last month. As food prices remained steady, the country's retail inflation also remained flat at 3.28% in September.

NHS staff urged to get flu jabs to protect patients
Fluzone High-Dose : It is a high potency vaccine that contains four times the amount of antigen compared to a standard flu shot . The quadrivalent vaccines are created to protect against the already mentioned viruses plus an additional B virus.

Aarushi murder case: Allahabad HC acquits couple Nupur, Rajesh Talwar
The couple was awarded life sentence by a special CBI court in Ghaziabad on November 26, 2013, a day after their conviction. Reacting to the verdict, the CBI said it would study the high court order and decide the future course of action.

3D Renders Of Nokia 9 Leaked Online
In other Nokia-related news, HMD Global has confirmed that the Nokia 8 will not be available in the United States after all. In terms of other components, speculation has it that the Nokia 9 will boast a 5.5-inch display with QHD resolution.

Southwest launches fare sale with $49 flights out of San Antonio
Ws Management Lllp decreased G (NASDAQ:GIII) stake by 300,000 shares to 1.49 million valued at $37.18M in 2017Q2. MARSHALL WACE ASIA Ltd acquired a new stake in Southwest Airlines during the 1st quarter worth $22,797,000.

Tendencies