Equifax Takes Down Webpage After Report Of New Cybersecurity ‘Situation’ : The Two-Way : NPR

Originally posted 2018-07-09 1:04:13

NPR reports that last week, visitors to the Equifax website were met with an error message that sent off alarm bells.

When people tried to visit a certain page on the company’s website Thursday, they got an error message: “We’re sorry …” Equifax says it is looking into a report of fraudulent links on its site.

The error message displayed Thursday afternoon when visitors attempted to access the particular Equifax webpage. Screenshot by NPR Visitors to the Equifax website might have encountered something a little odd Thursday afternoon. On Thursday, Equifax explained that it had taken the page offline after Ars Technica, a website covering technology and other topics, pointed out a potential issue: fraudulent Adobe Flash updates.

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In light of the severity of the last week, it is advisable that you check your credit report regularly and add a monitoring service to alert you to credit breaches.