Personal Details Compromised in SEC Hack

US regulator discloses that social security numbers were compromised in Edgar cyber incident from 2016.

The SEC has said it will continue to investigate if more people have been affected by the breach.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed on September 20, 2017, that its online system for company filings, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System, or Edgar, had been compromised during 2016. The agency said that illicit trading may have taken place thanks to intruders accessing the confidential information contained there.

Things have only gotten worse from there. On October 2, the SEC provided an update, saying that it had determined that a test filing

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