Equifax CEO Steps Down After Massive Data Breach

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Equifax chairman and CEO Richard Smith stepped down Tuesday, just weeks after the company disclosed a massive data breach that exposed more than 143 million U.S. individuals.

Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., who most recently served as President, Asia Pacific, and is a seven-year veteran of the company, has been appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer.

The company said that Board member Mark Feidler has been appointed to serve as Non-Executive Chairman.