US: Hackers may have profited from attacking regulator’s system
21 Sep 2017

The vulnerability of governments and businesses to cyberattacks was exposed again Wednesday when a top US financial regulator said hackers had breached its electronic database of market-moving corporate announcements, and may have profited from the information they stole.

The hack of an aspect of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s(SEC) Edgar filing system occurred in 2016, the regulator said in a statement.

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