Equifax: Stock-selling execs unaware of breach

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Equifax CFO sold stock before hacking went public?

Hotspot Shield cyber security expert Robert Siciliano on the major hacking of Equifax.

Equifax (EFX) says that three company executives who sold stock just days after the company discovered a major security breach were not aware of the hack at the time.

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On Thursday, the company disclosed a cyberattack that ran from mid-May to July. The attack exposed the Social Security numbers and other sensitive information of about 143 million Americans. Equifax said it detected the hack on July 29.

On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, Equifax Chief Financial Officer John Gamble and two other executives, Rodolfo Ploder and Joseph Loughran, sold a combined $1.8 million in stock.

In a statement, the company said the executives "had no knowledge that an intrusion had occurred at the time they sold their shares."

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