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Equifax CIO, chief security officer to exit after hack

The Federal Trade Commission even took the rare step of announcing a probe, citing the intense public interest and the potential impact


Equifax said two of its senior executives are leaving as the credit-reporting company faces mounting public anger for losing data on 143 million Americans in one of the biggest cyberattacks in history. The firm’s chief information and chief security officers are retiring immediately, the Atlanta-based company said Friday in a statement that didn’t name the individuals. Mark Rohrwasser was named interim CIO and Russ Ayres was appointed interim CSO, reporting to Rohrwasser, according to the statement. Equifax has faced withering criticism since disclosing September 7 ...

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First Published: Sat, September 16 2017. 23:47 IST