Daily Archives: September 28, 2017, 4:38 pm

North Korean hackers’ attempts to steal bitcoin are a huge wake-up call—Commentary

The report, from cybersecurity firm FireEye, found three attacks against South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges traced to North Korean hackers between May and July of this year. “The ability of regimes like Kim Jong Un’s North Korea to mine or steal cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin is a new reason to be cautious in treating these commodities as currencies,” University of Georgia…

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Hack at S.E.C. Provides Warning for Other Regulators – The New York Times

Several other regulators also house market-moving information, including enforcement actions. Deal reviews are conducted by the Justice Department, the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission. And the Food and Drug Administration’s decisions on whether to approve new medications are closely watched by investors. via Hack at S.E.C. Provides Warning for Other Regulators – The New York Times

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SEC Faces Tough Competition for Cybersecurity Talent – CIO Journal. – WSJ

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday announced plans to ramp up cybersecurity, following revelations earlier this month that hackers had accessed data for illegal trades. SEC Chairman Jay Clayton told a Senate committee this week the efforts will include hiring more cybersecurity talent, saying “single actors dwarf the amount that we have available to spend in this area.” As…

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