This just over the Bloomberg, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange admits that it experienced a ‘cyber intrusion’ in July and that “certain customer information relating to the CME ClearPort platform was compromised.”
Tades and clearing, however, were not impacted. A criminal investigation into this issue is ongoing.
Cyber security has been a major issue on Wall Street over the past couple of years — they’ve even played out worst case scenarios.
Wonder where this falls on that scale…
Here’s the CME’s press release on the matter:
CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In a communication to certain customers today, CME Group confirmed it was the victim of a cyber intrusion in July, making it one of the many organisations subject to this type of crime in recent months.
To date, there is no evidence that trades on CME Globex were adversely impacted, or that the provision of clearing services by CME Clearing or CME Clearing Europe, or trading in CME markets, were disrupted.
CME Group takes these events very seriously and places a high priority on protecting its customers’ information and ensuring the integrity of its markets. Though CME Group maintains sophisticated systems, teams and processes to prevent such incidents, and promptly took significant actions to address the incident, CME Group has learned that certain customer information relating to the CME ClearPort platform was compromised. To protect participants, CME Group forced a change to customer credentials impacted by the incident, and is corresponding directly with the impacted customers.
The incident is the subject of an ongoing federal criminal investigation and CME Group is cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation into this matter.
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SOURCE CME Group