JPMorgan hack said achieved after senior tech talent exodus

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As hackers pierced JPMorgan's defenses in June, the bank’s cybersecurity chief was just getting acquainted with his employer and its sprawling technology infrastructure.

Bloomberg News reports that Greg Rattray, a former U.S. Air Force commander for information warfare, became JPMorgan’s head of information security that month after upheaval at the highest levels of the bank’s tech division. His predecessor, Anthony Belfiore, had resigned early this year to join at least five JPMorgan leaders at First Data Corp. In between, Anish Bhimani was acting security officer while holding at least one other tech role.

'It sucks that this happened at the beginning of Greg’s watch, but this is a legacy issue', said Tom Kellermann, chief cybersecurity officer at anti-virus software firm Trend Micro Inc. 'They had an acting person who was juggling way too much, with no one fully dedicated to the role for a bit of time.'

The breach went undetected until mid-August, months after hackers initially exploited a flaw in the company’s website to gain entry to internal systems, people familiar with the firm’s review have said. Investigators believe the stolen files ended up in a Russian data center, the people said.

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JPMorgan Had Exodus of Tech Talent Before Hacker Breach

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