>> Just one week after the man at the helm of Equifax during its massive breach spent three days on Capital Hill getting roasted.>> It is unconscionable.>> This is a travesty.>> You've got three different ways that Equifax is making millions of dollars off its own screw-up.
>> For exposing personal data on half of the American population, Equifax may have another hack on its hands. The credit monitoring company taking one of its customer help webpages offline Thursday, but says its systems were not compromised. Equifax forced to take the step one day after a report surfaced that an independent security analyst found another flaw, allowing hackers to trick visitors into downloading data-stealing malware onto computers.
A spokesperson telling Reuters quote, the issue involves a third-party vendor that Equifax uses to collect website performance data, and that vendor's code running on an Equifax website was serving malicious content. This will no doubt add further pressure on a company already being heavily scrutinized and facing intense outrage from politicians and consumers for a previous hack it kept quite about for months.
Even the US Department of Justice has launched a criminal probe. It was only a month ago that Equifax first reveled that its network had been breached. Allowing hackers access to highly sensitive customer data like names, addresses, social security numbers, and driver license info, on what has grown to be 145 million Americans.
Private data on millions of Britons were compromised as well. Equifax says the offending code has been removed, but not soon enough to stop a drop in the stock.