Nasdaq Hacked By Russian Proxy Computers

By: Bill Waters - Staff Writer
Feb 5, 2021

Nasdaq hacked by Russian proxy computers. The computers that operate the trading platform itself wasn’t compromised, but concerning.

Hacked by computers tied to proxy servers in Russia, Nasdaq was repeatedly broken into.

The hackers didn’t tamper with anything, but it’s also unclear whether all holes are plugged, and investors are concerned.

Some of the breaches can be traced to Russia, but that doesn’t mean the hackers were Russian — they could simply be using Russian computers as proxies. Proxies are used to disguise a person’s IP address. Even so, there are still logs that can be traced by the original online address.

Federal investigators, including the Secret Service and the FBI are on the case. Cyberattacks are on the rise overall, and especially on financial systems and companies. There were major cyberattacks against the London Stock Exchange last year.

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