05 Feb '11, 9pm

Nasdaq acknowledges hit by hackers

Nasdaq acknowledges hit by hackers

WASHINGTON: The Nasdaq stock exchange said on Saturday that hackers penetrated one of its computer systems, but that there was no evidence customer information or trading was compromised. "Through our normal security monitoring systems we detected suspicious files on the US servers unrelated to our trading systems," said Frank DeMaria, spokesman for Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., parent company of the Nasdaq. Nasdaq said its Internet-based Directors Desk, which allows corporate boards to communicate and exchange information, was "potentially affected" by the breach, which was discovered at the end of last year, DeMaria said. "The files were immediately removed and at this point there is no evidence that any Directors Desk customer information was accessed or acquired by hacker," DeMaria's statement continued. Nasdaq's trading platform operates separately, "and at no point was any ...

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