Equifax reportedly takes down web page after report of another hack

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Reuters reports the company has taken down one of its customer help web pages in order for the security team to investigate reports of this new hack.

The link delivered fraudulent Adobe Flash updates, according to the website Ars technica. "Our IT and Security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline".

Contending that she remains "extraordinarily concerned" about the incident, Warren included almost 80 questions in her letter to Smith regarding the extent of the breach, Equifax's initial response and issues the company has faced in its efforts to assist consumers in wake of the hack, among other things. We are working diligently to better serve you, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

"We are aware of the situation", a spokesman said.

Equifax shares were down 1.2 percent at $109.18 in early afternoon trading.

The incident comes just over a month after Equifax disclosed a massive data breach in which hackers stole the personal information of more than 145 million US consumers.

The breach was disclosed on September 7, but it had actually happened between mid-May and late July.

As a credit reporting agency, Equifax keeps vast amounts of consumer data for banks and other creditors to use to determine the chances of their customers' defaulting.

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