Equifax -2.8%, investigating another possible data breach

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The initial hack back in September compromised the sensitive information of 145.5 million people, including 8,000 in Canada.

The senator further called on Smith to specifically detail by November 1 the "human and technological errors" that he told lawmakers occurred to cause the breach, what, if any, safeguards the company had in place to prevent such hacks and Equifax's profits as a result of the incident.

Equifax shares dropped 2.4 percent to $107.83 at 1:08 p.m.in NY, the worst performance in the 68-company S&P 500 Industrials Index.

Now, it seems like the company is dealing with even more bad news.

Independent security analyst Randy Abrams claims that the company's website was compromised for several hours on October 11 and was redirecting customers to a fake Adobe Flash update download.

"We are aware of the situation identified on the equifax.com website in the credit report assistance link", Equifax spokesman Wyatt Jefferies said in an email to the Times. "Our IT and Security teams are looking into this matter, and out of an abundance of caution have temporarily taken this page offline".

An independent security analyst discovered the hack and posted a video on it.

As of 1:15 p.m. (1715 GMT), the web page in question said: "We're sorry. When it becomes available or we have more information to share, we will".