Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Articles on EDGAR Hacking Scheme, AIFMD Operation, and FINRA Issues Regarding Auction Transactions and SSOI


SEC and New Jersey US Attorney’s Office Bring Parallel Charges in EDGAR Hacking Scheme -

On January 15, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced charges against nine defendants, alleging their participation in a previously disclosed scheme to hack into the SEC’s EDGAR system and extract nonpublic information to use for illegal trading. The SEC charged a Ukrainian hacker, six individual traders in California, Ukraine and Russia, and two entities. In 2015, the SEC charged the hacker and some of the traders for their involvement in a similar scheme to hack into newswire services and trade on material nonpublic information 2015 Hack).

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