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Exclusive: SEC hackers accessed authentic data used by companies in tests - sources


WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Hackers breached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's computer system last year by taking advantage of companies that used authentic financial data when they were testing the agency's corporate filing system, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Senators ask Wall St. watchdog to review cyber breach disclosure rules 25 Sep 2017

WASHINGTON A group of senators on Monday asked Wall Street's top watchdog to review and potentially update its rules governing when public companies should disclose cyber breaches, amid heightened concerns over the threat hackers pose to the financial system.

Deloitte hacked, says 'very few' clients affected 25 Sep 2017

LONDON/TORONTO Global accounting firm Deloitte [DLTE.UL] said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack that affected the data of a small number of clients, providing few details on the breach.

Deloitte says 'very few' clients impacted by cyber attack 25 Sep 2017

LONDON Global accountancy firm Deloitte said on Monday it had reviewed its systems following a cyber attack which it said had affected a small number of its clients.

Investor group seeks probe into SEC hack, urges data rules delay 22 Sep 2017

WASHINGTON A global investor group on Friday called for an independent investigation into a cyber breach at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and urged the regulator to delay new data-gathering rules until it could assure investors that its computer systems were secure.

Hack at U.S. market regulator displays persistent government cyber woes 22 Sep 2017

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK A major computer hack at America's top stock market regulator is the latest sign that data stored in the highest reaches of the U.S. government remains vulnerable to cyber attacks, despite efforts across multiple presidencies to limit high-profile breaches that are so frequent many consider them routine.

Exclusive: U.S. Homeland Security found SEC had 'critical' cyber weaknesses in January 22 Sep 2017

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Homeland Security detected five "critical" cyber security weaknesses on the Securities and Exchange Commission's computers as of January 23, 2017, according to a confidential weekly report reviewed by Reuters. | Video

U.S. consumer finance agency expected to punish Equifax: lawyers 22 Sep 2017

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What we know and don't know about the SEC hack 22 Sep 2017

WASHINGTON The top U.S. markets regulator has revealed that hackers accessed its corporate disclosure database and may have illegally profited by trading on the information stolen.

Canada securities watchdog to review cyber security after SEC hack 22 Sep 2017

TORONTO An umbrella group representing each of Canada's provincial securities regulators said on Thursday it will conduct an additional cyber security review after a breach at Wall Street's top regulator.

Equifax under pressure from banks to shape up 21 Sep 2017

NEW YORK U.S. consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax Inc risks losing support from banks unless it can show its database on millions of borrowers is secure from another cyber-attack.

Hack of Wall Street regulator rattles investors, lawmakers 21 Sep 2017

WASHINGTON Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday over its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. | Video

Equifax says server first compromised on March 10 21 Sep 2017

Equifax Inc said on Wednesday that investigators had determined that an online dispute website at the heart of the theft of some 143 million consumer records was initially compromised by hackers on March 10, four months before the company noticed any suspicious activity. | Video

Mutual fund giant Vanguard says hack at SEC won't hurt clients 21 Sep 2017

BOSTON Vanguard Group, the largest U.S. mutual fund company, said on Thursday that the hack into the Securities and Exchange Commission's electronic filings database will not hurt clients.

Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight 21 Sep 2017

SAN FRANCISCO An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. | Video

Once 'kittens' in cyber spy world, Iran gains prowess: security experts 21 Sep 2017

FRANKFURT Hackers probably linked to Iran's government have hit Saudi and Western aerospace and petrochemical firms, marking a rise in Iranian cyber-spying prowess, security firm FireEye said on Wednesday, an assessment shared by other U.S. experts.

House Finance Committee delves into unusual Equifax options trades: CNBC 20 Sep 2017

NEW YORK The House Financial Services Committee is seeking information about certain Equifax Inc options trades made weeks before the credit reporting company disclosed a data breach, according to CNBC report on Wednesday.

Germany sees no sign of cyber attack before Sept. 24 election 20 Sep 2017

BERLIN German government officials and security experts say they have not seen signs of hacking or suspicious news leaks ahead of the Sept. 24 election despite months of warnings about possible foreign meddling.

Equifax says 100,000 Canadians likely affected by data breach 20 Sep 2017

TORONTO Credit scoring company Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that the personal details of around 100,000 Canadians were exposed in the massive breach it disclosed earlier this month.

Massachusetts sues Equifax as hack concerns spread to Canada 19 Sep 2017

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against credit reporting firm Equifax Inc following a breach that exposed the personal data of up to 143 million people, including 3 million in the state. | Video

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