Monday, October 24, 2011

Bug in the Boardroom - Nasdaq

New details have come out from the ongoing investigation into last year's attack on the Nasdaq stock exchange. 

It appears that when attackers breached the Director's Desk Web application, they not only gained access to data stored in the system, but they managed to install a monitoring software that was able to eavesdrop on "scores" of directors' communications

The application was used by board directors to discuss information relating to the company's financial performance and other intellectual property. (more)