Equifax takes down customer service web page
TORONTO — Equifax Canada says its U.S. parent company’s website has temporarily taken down one of its customer services pages amid reports that another part of its website had been hacked.
Company spokesman Tom Carroll did not respond to direct questions about any potential breach to Equifax Canada’s website or the number of Canadian or American Equifax customers that may have been affected.
Carroll said in an e-mailed statement that, “We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax. com website in the credit report assistance link.”
“Our IT and security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline,” his statement added.
“When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will.”
The news comes as Equifax Inc. continues to deal with the aftermath of a cyber breach earlier this year which allowed the personal information of 145.5 million Americans, and 8,000 Canadians, to be accessed or stolen.
In the latest cybersecurity incident, hackers reportedly altered Equifax’s credit report assistance page so that it would send users malicious software disguised as Adobe Flash.
Since news of Equifax’s massive data breach broke last month, the company is facing investigations in Canada and the U.S., as well as at least two proposed class actions filed in Canada.