FBI probe finds Nasdaq easy target for hackers

A federal investigation has found surprisingly lax cybersecurity practices at Nasdaq, which led to last year’s cyber attack.The ongoing FBI probe found that Nasdaq was an easy target for hackers. Reuters is reporting that the investigators found Nasdaq’s basic computer architecture was sound, but some computers had out-of-date software, misconfigured firewalls and uninstalled security patches. Nasdaq defended its security practices and said no data was compromised by the cyber attack, which was detected in October 2010.

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