financial services

The investor services company told Threatpost that an investigation has determined that data stolen by a rogue employee didn’t contain shareholder data. However, the company still hasn’t retrieved two USB drives containing company email and documents that outline some of Computershare’s closely held business plans.

Trading on Hong Kong’s stock market, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, remains suspended today following a “coordinated and sustained” distributed denial of service attack on one of the exchange’s websites Wednesday. Several companies, including HSBC, China Power International and Cathay Pacific found their shares unavailable late Wednesday following the attack according to a report from BBC.

A financial services industry group is
planning to simulate a series of cyber attacks to test how well banks,
payment processors and retailers deal with online threats.  Participants will be expected to activate their incident response
procedures in accordance with the scenario presented and to complete an
anonymous survey to evaluate their organization’s response. Read the full story [Dark Reading]

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