Are hackers playing the stock market?

From: The Hill

By Cory Bennett

Native English-speaking hackers with intricate knowledge of the financial industry are trying to manipulate the stock market.

Security research firm FireEye discovered the novel strategy, releasing its findings on Monday. The group, which FireEye calls FIN4, doesn’t use malware, but instead poses as outside consultants, tricking employees into disclosing confidential information or granting them access to the company’s network.


The use of complex industry jargon in the attacks suggests the cyber crooks are Americans and potentially former Wall Street employees.

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