In a response to an FOI Request that asks the FCA for: “The number of reported data breaches for financial advisors, insurance, lenders, pensions, total (of these sectors), for each month from March 2013 up to March 2017” How many breaches did the IFA sector make in the 4 years that covers? Two There were, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hackers demand money from European Central Bank after stealing data – Telegraph.
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 […]
Gives “ethical hacking” a whole new meaning. The Ultimate Hack – HFT Hedge Fund's Trades "Slowed Down" By Malicious Malware | Zero Hedge.
The Beyond data breaches: global interconnections of cyber risk report, argues that the global aggregations of cyber risk is analogous to those risks that were overlooked in the U.S. sub-prime mortgage market. Problems in that segment spread far beyond the institutions that took the original risks, and proved severe enough to administer a shock that […]
Using the python code found here: I wasn't first to get the key. Nor was I second, third, or even fourth. I'm probably not even the 10th to get it (ok, looks like I was the 8th.) But I'm happy that I was able to prove to myself that I too could do it. First, […]
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 […]
No publicity is bad publicity Data Breaches: A New Way to Game Google? – Bloomberg.