When questioned by the House subcommittee on the matter of executives selling shares just days after the breach was discovered, he said they did not know about the breach "to the best of my knowledge".
Equifax had disclosed on September 7, along with the hacking incident, that three of its top executives, including its chief financial officer, had sold $1.8 million worth of company stock.
"We experience millions of suspicious potential attacks each year", Smith said.
One of three main credit reporting agencies in the US next to Experian and TransUnion, Equifax stores a trove of highly sensitive personal and financial details about consumers.
Equifax's ex-CEO faced a barrage of criticism from Congress on Tuesday during a relentless hearing that lasted more than three hours - but was reluctant to give new details about how 145.5 million people had their information stolen.
"Until we get those answers, Equifax should not be rewarded for reckless data protection with a $US7.25 ($9) million IRScontract".
Schakowsky and several other Democrats touted proposed legislation, repeatedly introduced and stalled in Congress, that aims to establish data security standards, require prompt breach notification and require relief for consumers affected by incidents. Anyone impacted by the Equifax breach should be notified by mail.
Smith said when he started with Equifax 12 years ago there was no one in cybersecurity. Criminals stole the data between May and July, Equifax said.
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Speaking about Paddock, Juertes said the man used to visit his mother occasionally but never interacted with the other residents. He had bought a $369,000 home in a retirement community with the proceeds of a real estate business worth around $2m.
Smith offered a timeline of what went wrong, saying the Department of Homeland Security warned the company on March 8 about the need to patch a particular vulnerability in software used by Equifax and other businesses.
"I'm here today to each and every person affected by this breach - I'm truly and deeply sorry for what happened", said Smith.
"I think it's time to put some teeth into this", Barton said.
Equifax says fewer than 400,000 United Kingdom consumers had some of their personal information compromised, but it was more limited in scope and unlikely to lead to identity theft.
Smith also said the sales occurred after quarterly earnings were reported, which is a common practice within the company.
Equifax announced last month hackers had gained access to the personal information of almost 150 million Americans.
After the data theft was disclosed to the public more than a month later, Equifax's stock dropped about 36 percent, wiping out more than $6 billion of the value of investors' stake in the company.
As for Equifax's American customers, the turnout is considerably different. Lawmakers pondered over how to prevent similar breaches in the future, but focused on the company's failure in what might be the hearing's iconic quote: "How does this happen when so much is at stake?"
The Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Pakistan-based militant outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack, news agency PTI reported. The airport, which was initially cordoned off, was re-opened for civilians flying out of Srinagar .
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Edwards, a 10-year veteran in a Wales shirt, scored the victor in that game and says the quality in the squad is much better now. The 28-year-old has made 61 consecutive appearances and his success brings to an end Gareth Bale's domination of the award.
Ironically, the controversy helped the track move to the top of the iTunes chart in Australia this week. The criticism has been led by former prime minister, Tony Abbott, and Liberal senator, Eric Abetz.
Jared Goff was 21-of-36 through the air for 255 yards and two touchdowns, while Todd Gurley had 121 yards rushing on 23 carries. The Rams have given up an average of 33 points in the last two games against the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers .
According to Abella, the Philippines is hoping to host a productive event and make it pleasant to the foreign leaders. He has warned North Korea would face total devastation if it threatens the United States at the recently held UNGA.
Rubio, who had been calling for the State Department to retaliate against Cuba for the attacks, applauded the decision on Tuesday. What's more, the paper says investigators "have been unable to duplicate in a lab the effects the diplomats have experienced".
Bears: Jordan Howard ran for 53 yards on 18 carries, including a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. They asked fans to join in the stands and at home, though it did not appear that many fans locked arms.
On September 3, Pakistan violated truce agreement and fired unprovoked in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control . Pakistan's army said on Monday that Indian forces' cross-border shelling has killed a civilian and injured four others.
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