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Russian hackers breached Dow Jones for trading tips: Bloomberg

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission conducting an investigation that began at least a ye...

 

Russian hackers breached Dow Jones for trading tips: Bloomberg

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission conducting an investigation that began at least a year ago, Bloomberg reported.

“Since Bloomberg published his article, we have worked hard to establish whether the allegations contained in it is correct. To date we have not been able to examine such evidence to find” – Dow Jones spokeswoman Colleen Schwartz said in an email.

Dow Jones, the publisher of the Wall Street Journal and a unit of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., publicly last week, a violation of its systems that put payment card and contact details of approximately 3,500 individuals.

Dow Jones said that there was unauthorized access to its systems at certain times between August 2012 and July 2015

“We are aware of the Dow Jones burglary and looking for it” – FBI spokesman Kelly Lang Messer said via e-mail.

Lang Messer added she could confirm nothing else in the Bloomberg report.

The hackers sought information, including stories prepared for publication, Bloomberg said Friday, referring to two people familiar with the investigations.

The Secret Service could not immediately be reached for comment on the Bloomberg report. The SEC declined to comment

(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee, Jessica Toonkel and Joseph Menn; Editing by Savio D’Souza, Sriraj Kalluvila and Michael Perry).