Equifax tweets wrong website following data breach

Equifax mistakenly directed some of its customers to an imposter website via Twitter

The credit rating firm recently created a new website to share information with customers after it disclosed a data breach, which affected more than 143 million people.

Following its data breach, Equifax set up a new website – equifaxsecurity2017.com

Although staff operating Equifax’s twitter accidently tweeted the wrong website address several times, leading some customers to a fake website.

By entering personal details into a form, the website also let people register for a credit monitoring service.

In a statement, Equifax said: “All posts using the wrong link have been taken down. We apologise for the confusion.

“Consumers should be aware of fake websites purporting to be operated by Equifax. Our dedicated website for consumers to learn more about the incident and sign up for free credit monitoring is equifaxsecurity2017.com and our US company homepage is equifax.com.”

Written by Leah Alger