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Equifax says it's looking into another possible hack

13 October 2017

Equifax said it took the site offline after suspicious activity was detected.

Carroll said in an emailed statement that, "We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link".

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Several hours after Goodin's piece went live, Equifax disabled the page in question, saying it was doing so out of "an abundance of caution" while it investigated the claims. Abrams told tech reporters at Ars Technica that he discovered the hack while using Equifax to dispute his own credit report. The hack has led to multiple federal and state investigations and the departure of the company's 12-year chief executive.

Equifax has also said a file containing names and birthdates of 15.2 million people in the United Kingdom were accessed. Equifax says that the data breach, one of the largest in history, occurred from mid-May through July 2017.

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Credit card numbers for about 209,000 USA consumers, and certain dispute documents with personal identifying information of 182,000 US consumers, were accessed.

On its website, Equifax's Canadian division says it has not yet mailed out any notices and made clear it would not be making any unsolicited calls or emails about the issue. Equifax Canada said at the time it was working closely with its parent company Equifax Inc. and an unnamed, independent cybersecurity firm conducting the ongoing investigation.

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While Equifax continues to deal with the fallout of the massive data breach it announced in September, a security expert is raising fears that the consumer credit rating agency might have another security problem on its hands.

Equifax says it's looking into another possible hack