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SEC reveals hackers might have used stolen data for insider trading

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has revealed that attackers might have used data they stole in a security breach for illicit insider trading.

David Bisson reports.

Get hacked, and watch your company’s share price plummet

A new report has explored the impact of data breaches on a company’s reputation and share value, and come up with some interesting conclusions.

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.

Charges expected against suspected insider-trading hackers

Stock traders and alleged computer hackers, who are thought to have colluded in insider-trading, are expected to be indicted today in Brooklyn, New York.

An insider-trading hacker gang called FIN4 is being hunted by the SEC

The hunt is on for a hacking gang believed to have breached corporate email accounts in an attempt to steal sensitive information, such as details on company mergers, which they then used as a basis to trade on.

LinkedIn spam leads to pump-and-dump stock scam

Spam emails claiming to come from LinkedIn appear to encourage investors to buy shares in a company, with the intention of making money by pumping-and-dumping the stock.