The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission has asked the agency’s inspector general to investigate a 2016 cyberattack that infiltrated its electronic corporate filings system last year, according to prepared congressional testimony seen by CNNMoney on Monday.
Jay Clayton said he was “deeply concerned” to learn last month that the SEC’s electronic system, known as EDGAR, had been breached, and that the information hackers stole may have been used to make illegal trades.
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