Equifax breach again - watch out!

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  1. tim-from-pa

    tim-from-pa Member

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    All the anxious people, including my wife (almost), are taking advantage of their free credit monitoring services when to everyone's dismay they take you to a page to download a "flash player pluggin" with malware. So if a person downloads this on their Microsoft desktop or laptop, it may compromise their PC's. Somehow the hackers inserted that page into Equifax's site.

    https://hothardware.com/news/equifa...tes-fake-adobe-flash-plugin-spreading-malware

    Like I said to my wife, I'd ride this out. A good credit card company like ours texts us with suspicious purchases. Right now phishers of all sorts will take advantage of the situation.
     
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  2. Winter Tapioca

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    I got that very same message at a site I was visiting. Didn't even have to hit, OK, or Accept, buttons. It just started to download.
    Great post.
     
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    In my case, I'm not worried about my computers actually getting malware as that would be difficult or next to impossible, and stuff don't download automatically on mine. They need approval. That said, I am more concerned about the fact they were able to hack this site and since it looks "official", people can be duped into downloading stuff, or more likely, giving personal information out that is really going to a hacker. That's not a virus or computer problem, per se, but a tricky people problem where they can't discern what is real or not. That's why I said the hackers (phishers) will take advantage of the situation.
     

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