SEC Company Information Database Attacked

Vulnerabilities identified in SEC’s EDGAR system – a corporate filings database – may have resulted in hackers profiting from the information they stole.

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Clayton revealed the infiltration in a September 20 statement highlighting the fundamental importance of secure data collection and storage to the SEC and market participants. He blamed software vulnerably for the intrusion and said it was “patched promptly after discovery.”

EDGAR holds non-public information on corporate announcements, including mergers and acquisition filings and quarterly statements.  Clayton says investors and other market participants access more than 50 million pages of

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