Equifax takes down customer service web page after reports of new hack

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Ars Technica reports that the company's website is serving up malicious software to visitors, spewing what's known as adware at their computers. The latest claims reveal that after one of the largest data breaches ever, Equifax still may not have learned its lesson about providing proper security for its customers.

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 said that, out of an abundance of caution, the Atlanta company has taken the affected page offline, and it's looking into the matter.

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In early October, Equifax revised the number of consumers potentially impacted in the breach - bumping up the total in the U.S.to 145.5 million and reducing the number in Canada from an estimated 100,000 to 8,000.

The company has taken part of its website offline after an independent analyst said the site may have been hacked.

The Equifax may have been hacked again, now to serve up adware.

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Anyone impacted by the breach is now at risk of identity theft and fraud - as any piece of this personal information can be used by, or sold to, criminals who can use it to open credit cards, take out loans, make purchases in your name - or even drain your bank accounts.

"Despite early media reports, Equifax can confirm that its systems were not compromised", Marisa Salcines, a spokeswoman for the company, said in a statement. Not only is the service free, but Credit Karma lets you access your credit scores and reports without charge as many times as you like.

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