Data Breach

Three men made $4m by Hacking US M&A Lawyers

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The men are alleged to have obtained inside information from two firms by hacking their networks. Once they obtained access to the law firms’ networks, they targeted email accounts of law firm partners who worked on high-profile M&A transactions. That information was used to purchase stock in five companies before public announcements were made. By […]

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Hack Market Information vendors and make $30 Million

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A gang of Ukrainian hackers broke into the networks of Marketwired L.P. (Marketwired), PR Newswire Association LLC (PRN), and Business Wire and stole press releases containing confidential nonpublic financial information relating to hundreds of companies traded on the NASDAQ and NYSE.  Traders then made upwards of $30Million by trading the news. It seems the hackers […]

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How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq – Businessweek

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What the investigators found inside Nasdaq shocked them, according to both law enforcement officials and private contractors hired by the company to aid in the investigation. Agents found the tracks of several different groups operating freely, some of which may have been in the exchange’s networks for years, including criminal hackers and Chinese cyberspies. Basic […]

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UK Health Records since 2006 up-loaded to Google.

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This SHOULD make you angry. It does me. PA Consulting uploaded the “entire start-to-finish HES [hospital episode statistics] dataset across all three areas of collection – inpatient, outpatient and A&E.” to Google BigData. That’s 27 DVD’s of info that took them 2 weeks to upload So if you’ve visited hospital since 2006/7, the statistics have […]