October 12, 2017
Equifax Hit by Another Cyber Attack
It appears things may only get worse for Equifax. After last month’s announcement of a massive breach affecting 143 million people, the company may be victim to another attack.
According to Bloomberg News, a customer help page set up after the initial breach was altered by hackers to trick visitors into installing malware via a fraudulent Adobe Flash update. The malware was only detected by three of 65 antivirus providers, according to ArsTechnica.
The breach, which Equifax announced in September (but occurred in July), exposed information such as names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, and some credit card numbers.
The Federal Trade Commission has outlined some steps to protect yourself from the breach. (Although their page still suggests visiting the Equifax website.) With National Cybersecurity Awareness month officially here, now would be a great time to brush up your knowledge. For more tips on all things all things cybersecurity and how to avoid attacks, check out our Cybersecurity Made MSPeasy Toolkit. This resource features tips and templates for total data protection, including the best practices from leading MSPs with all things IT security.