SEC hack exposed personal data of 2 people

Hackers accessed the personal information of two people when they breached the Securities and Exchange Commission's electronic filing system, EDGAR, earlier this month, according to a SEC statement.

Staff is notifying the two affected individuals, whose names, birthdates and Social Security numbers may have been compromised. SEC officials previously said no personal information was revealed during the breach, which may have allowed hackers to profit from insider trading.

"The 2016 intrusion and its ramifications concern me deeply.  I am focused on getting to the bottom of the matter and, importantly, lifting our cybersecurity efforts moving forward," said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.

More articles on cybersecurity: 

Equifax ups breach victim count by 2.5M to 145.5M victims total

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Top 15 cybersecurity stories so far in 2017

14 healthcare privacy incidents reported in September

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers