[ISN] World Bank Removes Chief Information Officer Following Cyber Attacks

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 01:45:56 -0600 (CST)

FOX News
November 26, 2008

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 Foxnews.com.

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 


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