Equifax may have been hacked again, only weeks after a data breach exposed sensitive information of about 143 million people.
Equifax announced Thursday that it has taken down one of its customer help pages on reports of another cyber breach, according to Reuters. On Wednesday, an independent security analyst found that part of the credit history site was under the control of hackers.
According to Fortune, the hacked page was redirecting visitors to download a fake update of Adobe Flash, which then infected the user’s computer with malware. The hacked page tended to appear when a user attempted to contest incorrect information on their credit report.
“We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link,” said Equifax spokesman Wyatt Jeffries. “Our IT and security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline.”
Last month, Equifax announced that about 143 million people had seen their Social Security numbers and other sensitive information exposed when someone exploited a website application to access confidential files between May and July.
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.
Another report released Tuesday indicated that Equifax was warned last year that its information security was weak.
Consumers are encouraged to review statements and credit reports and to report any suspicious activity or possible identity theft.