SEC hack

The Securities and Exchange Commission, the country’s top Wall Street regulator, announced Wednesday that hackers breached its system for storing documents filed by publicly traded companies last year, potentially accessing data that allowed the intruders to make an illegal profit.

The agency detected the breach last year, but didn’t learn until last month that it could have been used for improper trading.…


your government at work. Safeguarding data, supposed to be experts on the stock market but could not figure out that private unreleased data could be used for “improper” trading.

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Exact same thought came to me. Unbelievable. What I mean is exactly that, unbelievable.

I worked for the Census Bureau as a temp census taker in 2000 and 2010, and from that hackers got my data in 2015 (including fingerprints), as well as that from a vast number of federal employees, past and present.

Something’s wrong with institutions in general, public and private.