Equifax said that, out of an abundance of caution, the Atlanta company has taken the affected page offline, and it's looking into the matter.
The security analyst, identified as Randy Abrams, accessed Equifax's website to report some false information on his credit report, according to Ars Technica. Equifax first disclosed that breach in September. "When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will".
"We are aware of the situation identified on the Equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link", the Equifax spokesman told Mic. However, since the breach was reported earlier this year, Equifax has proven again and again that it isn't even capable of that. But lawmakers and several federal agencies, including the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission, are investigating the company's response to the breach, why it took Equifax more than a month to notify the public and whether executives engaged in insider trading.
Malware-infested links are a common form of online attack, yet they are rarely found on the websites of companies like Equifax.
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.
Still, while the company claims that its own servers weren't hacked, it's unclear if any visitors were nevertheless compromised because of code that it appeared on its site.
Soon after the report surfaced the company took the web page down. Just last month Equifax announced that hackers broke into its servers and, over a period of three months, stole the private data of 145.5 million customers.
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