Thursday, November 27, 2008

World Bank Removes Chief Information Officer Following Cyber Attacks

Via FOX News.

The World Bank has effectively dumped a vice president who served as its chief information officer while it scrambles to deal with a series of embarrassing hacker attacks, which were first reported on

Robert Van Pulley, a computer security director, will take responsibility for the institution’s embattled information system “effective immediately and until more permanent arrangements are in place,” according to an e-mail sent to staffers Tuesday evening by Juan Jose Daboub, one of three managing directors at the World Bank.

Van Pulley will report to a new executive council on computer security that includes Daboub and two other top World Bank officials. He replaces World Bank Vice President Guy-Pierre De Poerck, who was not mentioned in Daboub's e-mail and whose fate remains unclear.

World Bank officials would say Wednesday only that De Poerck's employment had not changed; they declined to offer any further information.

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