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Hackers penetrate Nasdaq computers: report

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posted on Feb, 4 2011 @ 11:25 PM

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Computer hackers repeatedly entered the network of the company that runs the Nasdaq stock market in the past year, but the trading platform was not compromised, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

The report cited people familiar with the matter as saying law enforcement investigators were considering a range of motives for the hacking, from financial gain to theft of trade secrets to a national security threat to damage the important stock exchange.

Wall street and corruption? Really?

The spokesman for Nasdaq OMX Group declined immediate comment on the report.

The WSJ said investigators have been unable to track the hacking to any specific individual or country.

"So far, (the perpetrators) appear to have just been looking around," the Wall Street Journal quoted one unidentified person involved in the Nasdaq case.

It reported that another person familiar with the case said the incidents were, for a computer network, the equivalent of someone sneaking into a house and walking around but so far not taking anything or tampering with anything.

Not tampering with anything YET. Is someone getting ready to tamper with the market? What can happen if theydecide to do more than look around? Inside job? I don't have a clue, but it doesn't seem like a positive thing.

edit on 2/4/2011 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 5 2011 @ 05:10 AM
They should pull a virtual robin hood move on the Nasdaq, you know... rob them from corporate money and give it to the poor and needy (which will soon be all of us if prices continue to soar like they do), 21st century style.

Go hackers go!

posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 04:15 AM
A followup. Hackers breach Nasdaq's computers

Of course they have to downplay this...don't want to panic people.

Another sign of things to come.


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