The revelation of the breach has roiled Washington, Wall Street and Atlanta, where Equifax is based. The company said hackers gained access to their systems, compromising the personal information, including Social Security numbers, of more than 140 million U.S. consumers.
The hack was discovered in late July. A few days later and before the incident was made public, three senior Equifax executives sold stock totaling more than $1.8 million. The company has said the officers did not know of the breach at the time they sold their shares.