Economy

Equifax security and information executives to retire

Equifax security and information executives to retire”

Credit reporting company Equifax Inc. offices are pictured in AtlantaThomson Reuters Equifax's top information-security executives are leaving the credit-reporting company after a data breach that exposed the personal financial information of 143 million Americans.

Susan Mauldin, the company's chief security officer, is being replaced by Russ Ayres, who has been appointed to that position on an interim basis.

"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.

Equifax disclosed last week that hackers accessed or stole the Social Security numbers, birthdates and other information.

"Identity thieves who specialize in tax refund fraud had big help this past tax year from Equifax, one of the nation's largest consumer data brokers and credit bureaus", reads an incriminating comment from Krebs on Security under Mauldin's key challenge tab. The company also further specified when the intrusion into its systems took place, saying it believed it happened between May 13 and July 30. The statement did not include the names of these executives, and the company did not immediately respond to a CNNMoney inquiry.

Shares of Equifax have plummeted 35 percent since the disclosure of the breach, closing Friday at $92.98.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


16 September 2017
Domino`s Pizza Inc (DPZ): UO Reading Over 60 for This Stock
Capital Fund has invested 0.01% in Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) has risen 62.06% since September 15, 2016 and is uptrending. The restaurant operator reported $1.32 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.09.

16 September 2017
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) Shares Sold by Franklin Resources Inc
Sector Pension Inv Board holds 0.02% in EVRAZ plc (LON:EVR) or 27,378 shares. 68,980 were reported by Retirement Sys Of Alabama. It dived, as 70 investors sold UTX shares while 516 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 309 raised stakes.

16 September 2017
1 dead, three injured due to carbon monoxide poisoning
If you're unsure of how to hook your generator up and operate it properly, check with your local fire department. One portable generator can emit the same amount of deadly carbon monoxide gas as hundreds of mid-size cars.

16 September 2017
Featured Stock: SeaDrill Limited (SDRL)
First Republic Inv Mngmt holds 0.53% of its portfolio in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for 881,553 shares. The ROA ratio is calculated by comparing net income to average total assets, and is expressed as a percentage.

16 September 2017
Market Tracker: 200-Day MA Watch Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HTZ)
Hertz Global Holdings, Inc . shares decreased -6.8 percent over the past week and rose 3.91 percent over the previous month. Digging a bit further, company shares have been noted -57.92% off the 52 week high and 146.24% away from the 52 week low.

16 September 2017
Sonoma IndyCar: Newgarden on top in opening practice
Including bonus points for pole position, leading a lap and most laps led, a maximum of 104 points is available this weekend. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Scott Dixon is favored to win this race with +225 odds.

16 September 2017
Michelle Rounds, ex-wife of Rosie O'Donnell, dies at age 46
According to Page Six , the divorce between Rosie and Michelle got very ugly, with custody over Dakota a key sticking point. Michelle Rounds , the ex-wife of actress Rosie O'Donnell, has died by an apparent suicide , according to reports from TMZ .

16 September 2017
Which Insiders Are Selling International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)?
The Illinois-based Front Barnett Associates Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.11% in International Business Machines Corp. Amer Economic Planning Grp Adv stated it has 0.21% in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) for 48,057 shares.

16 September 2017
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) Rating Reiterated by BMO Capital Markets
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. (AEO) has the trading volume of 3.8 Million shares with the average trading volume of 4700 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in shares of American Eagle Outfitters by 58.4% in the first quarter.

16 September 2017
Mourinho has 'fallen out' with Herrera and Pogba
The United manager would only say he expects Pogba, the club's £89 million record signing, to be out for "a few matches". Juventus star Paul Pogba picked up a hamstring injury during Manchester United's 3-0 win over Basel on Tuesday night.