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Wall St's exposure to hacking laid bare

Nathaniel Popper 

The indictment on Thursday of a long-running hacking ring is kindling fears that rogue programmers are going beyond theft and developing the capacity to wreak havoc on the broader financial system. Five Eastern European computer programmers were charged by the US attorney in New Jersey with hacking into the servers of more than a dozen large American companies and stealing 160 million credit card numbers in what the authorities called the largest hacking and data breach case ever. But one company had nothing to do with credit cards or bank accounts: Nasdaq. In a separate indictment ...

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First Published: Fri, July 26 2013. 23:38 IST