Mgt b250 fall 2017 section #1, sources: equifax chief steps down after massive data breach, september 26, 2017, http://www. npr. org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/26/553693826/equifax-chief- steps-down-after-massive-data-breach, equifax says 2. 5 million more may have been swept up in massive data breach, 2-5-million-more-may-have-been-swept-up-in-massive-data- breach/?utm_term=. f0c5a9ea7926: massive equifax data breach could affect half of the u. s. population, september. 2017: http://www. latimes. com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-equifax-breach-20170908- story. html, the equifax breach could end the credit industry as we know it, october 20, It is suspected that a nation-state was behind the hack. Defend your answer: equifax confirmed that the breach commenced in may through a web-application vulnerability that had a patch available in march. In other words, the company had more than two months to take severe yet easy precautions to have defended themselves more efficiently against a breach that led to the theft of 143 million people"s data. Defend your answer: it was completely unethical. Most of the employees such as chief financial. Officer john gamble sold shares worth near a million dollars.