NASDAQ website found vulnerable to cross-site scripting attacks, and accused of a tardy response.
So, was this a technical glitch, or were hackers somehow responsible for disrupting the world’s largest electronic stock market?
Because stock exchanges have been targeted by cybercriminals in the past.
NASDAQ’s online community forum has been hacked, exposing users’ email addresses, usernames and passwords.
Worryingly, there is no mention of passwords being securely encrypted.
The NASDAQ stock exchange has called in investigators from the FBI after discovering it had become the target of hackers.
It says that “at no point” were its trading systems compromised, but major Fortune 500 companies may still have cause for concern.