Well, It Looks Like Equifax Has Been Hacked Again

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On Thursday, Ars Technica reported that security analyst Randy Abrams was prompted to download fraudulent Adobe Flash updates when he visited the Equifax website to contest his credit report.

Equifax has taken down a webpage that offered credit report assistance, a spokesperson told Gizmodo. Abrams determined that when those updates were clicked, adware would infect a visitor's computer.

Abrams, who says he encountered the spyware three times on Wednesday, posted a video warning people what to look out for.

Equifax - whose multimillionaire CEO chose to set sail from the company weeks after the announcement that, under his watch, the information of 143 million Americans was obtained by hackers - was sending visitors of its website to the completely bogus software update.

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Equifax did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Equifax established a website for Americans to check if their information may have been stolen and to enroll in free credit monitoring for a year.

Equifax's security protocols have been under scrutiny since September 7 when the company disclosed its systems had been breached between mid-May and late July.

The latest reports of a hack also come on the heels of the Equifax signing a multi-million dollar deal with the IRS to assist with taxpayer and personal identity verification services.

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