HACKERS TARGET EQUIFAX AGAIN
Equifax Inc. is reporting that a third-party vendor the credit rating agency uses to collect performance data on its U.S. Equifax website was serving malicious content. “Since we learned of the issue, the vendor’s code was removed from the webpage and we have taken the webpage offline to conduct further analysis,” an Equifax spokesperson said in an email Thursday. “Equifax can confirm that its systems were not compromised and that the reported issue did not affect our customer dispute portal.” Earlier Thursday, Equifax Canada said its U.S. parent company was temporarily taking down one of its customer services pages amid reports that hackers had allegedly altered Equifax’s credit report assistance page so that it would send users malicious software disguised as Adobe Flash. “We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com,” Equifax Canada said in an email.