Hackers steal corporate data to influence share prices’




Cybercriminals could steal trade secrets to manipulate stock prices. Claiming that security experts FireEye. A hacker group would this objective since 2013, more than a hundred companies have targeted.

FireEye has the hacker group named FIN4 given . The grouping would since 2013 have focused on more than a hundred goals were chosen purposefully reportedly. It mainly according FireEye attacks on email accounts from people who may have sensitive or important information. The security company suggests that the hackers have only one goal: to influence the stock prices. Most victims were active in the United States, but their identity is not disclosed.

A majority of the companies affected, according FireEye healthcare and pharmaceutical industry operates. Information about certain trade secrets, such as the results of investigations, the stock could significantly affect. However, it is unclear to what extent FIN4 was actually affect the pricing of the respective companies.

FireEye gives little information about the hackers group. Which would not be available because the hackers working through Tor. The criminals are according to Reuters probably came from the United States, but also Western Europe is not excluded. That claim is made on the basis of language use that the hackers in their emails.


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