False Adobe Flash Updates Plague Equifax

Following the news of the massive hack of Equifax, the beleaguered company now faces another challenge: vulnerable code. Late last week, visitors to Equifax’s complaints page were greeted by a popup for a false Adobe Flash update. The false Adobe installer instead placed malicious adware on impacted devices, specifically Adware.Eorezo, known for bombarding infected computers with ads. Equifax has determined that the popup originated from code provided by a third-party vendor. Though the problem has been resolved, this is a good reminder to rely on your IT professional to keep track of software lifecycle and deployment of updates.

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