Another Equifax hacking possible as web page taken down

Was Equifax Hacked Again?

Embattled Equifax Inc. has moved one of its webpages offline as the company looks into whether hackers tried to breach its systems this week.

The company, which gathers data on consumers for credit inquiries, has blamed a combination of human and technical error for the massive breach - not the largest on record but potentially the most damaging because of the sensitive financial information on consumers it holds in its databases.

"We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link", Wyatt Jefferies, a spokesman for Equifax said in an email.

If suffering one of the worst hacks in history wasn't enough, Equifax may have been attacked yet again. Abrams also encountered those links during at least three subsequent visits, according to Ars Technica.

It's been a couple of months since Equifax reported that the company was hit with a hack that exposed the personal data of 145 million users in the U.S. Now, a the company has taken down a customer help website over another potential hack.

Richard Smith, the company's former chief executive stepped down.

Since news of Equifax's massive data breach broke last month, the company is facing investigations in Canada and the USA, as well as at least two proposed class actions filed in Canada. 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.

For these Canadian consumers, Equifax says the information that may have been accessed includes name, address, social insurance number and, in "limited cases" credit card numbers.

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