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

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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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