By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Equifax has directed victims of hack to a fake website for weeks
4b90c983db25e3a2606ba06e4f7d1965daa8bbab77e5c217c3e1565696b77688
Equifax shared several tweets that directed users to that website. Upon realizing it was a fake, the companys Twitter account deleted those tweets, The New York Times reported. - photo by Herb Scribner
Someone made a fake Equifax website to share information about the companys lack of cybersecurity.

And Equifax actually linked to the fake website, according to The New York Times.

Nick Sweeting, a software engineer, built a website called EquifaxSecurity2017.com that looked a lot like Equifaxs normal website.

And Equifax shared several tweets that directed users to that website. Upon realizing it was a fake, the companys Twitter account deleted those tweets, The New York Times reported.

Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter