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Equifax Security Breach: Top Officials steps down

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Equifax, a credit rating, and reporting firm have revealed that their two-high ranking executives David Webb and Susan Mauldin announced their retirement from leadership roles after the company suffered a massive data breach which impacted up to 143 million Americans.

According to the Equifax, the security team of the company observed suspicious traffic for the first time on July 29, and then on the next day, they discovered more suspicious activity.

The security team immediately blocked the servers running the US online dispute portal web application.

The hackers were able to access names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and some driver’s license numbers.

Equifax’s president, Patricio Remon, said: “We apologize for this failure to protect UK consumer data. Our immediate focus is to support those affected by this incident and to ensure we make all of the necessary improvements and investments to strengthen our security and processes.”

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