Two Equifax Executives Resign Following Massive Data Breach
Two top executives with credit reporting agency, Equifax resigned today following the massive data breach suffered recently by the Atlanta, GA based company.
The Wall Street Journal reported a few minutes ago that the company’s Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer were both leaving the company, effective immediately.
Equifax said last week that hackers breached their servers and stole confidential data of 143 million Americans including birth dates, social security numbers, drivers licenses, addresses and information relating to loans, mortgages and child support.
The Wall Street Journal reported that David Webb, the company’s chief information officer will be replaced by Mark Rohwasser who has been with Equifax since 2016 and heads the International IT Operations for the company.
Mr. Webb joined Equifax from Sillicon valley parent company SVP Financial Group. He also worked at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank One Corp. now part of JPMorgan Chase & Co., and General Electric Co.
Chief Security officer Susan Mauldin reportedly does not have internet security experience. She listed a masters degree in Music Composition on her LinkedIn page which she has since made private.
She will be replaced by Russ Ayres who will serve in the position on an interim basis. Ayres was Equfax’s VP of IT before this new appointment.
Equifax is facing massive outrage from U.S. consumers for exposing their confidential information to hackers. Experts believe the breach occured because Equifax failed to update a software. The patch for the software has been available since March.
“Equifax’s internal investigation of this incident is still ongoing and the company continues to work closely with the FBI in its investigation,” the company said in a press release announcing the personnel changes on Friday.
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