Equifax tweets link for phishing site to vulnerable customers

Security experts warned that the domain name ‘equifaxsecurity2017.com’ was risky, and one created a fake website to prove it. Then Equifax repeatedly sent consumers to the bogus site.

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Is your company in the doghouse over a security breach?

Following up by Tweeting links to a phishing site doesn’t help.

Beleaguered data company Equifax is back on the hot seat after it repeatedly tweeted out a link to a bogus website.

You can’t make this up. @Equifax just linked to a known phishing site. The phish link has been up for over 45 minutes. pic.twitter.com/6rquMysICE

— Knol Aust (@knolaust) September 20, 2017

The fake website’s creator, Nick Sweeting, claims he created to site to show how “dangerously easy” it is to impersonate the Equifax site.

The New York Times wrote:

“It only took me 20 minutes to build my clone,” [Mr. Sweeting said.] “I can guarantee there are real malicious phishing versions already out there.”

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