back to article Insider trading ring hired 'Ukrainian hackers to scoop stock market'

The FBI says it has cracked open an insider-trading ring which employed Ukrainian hackers to pinch corporate announcements from news wires and then traded stocks based on the unreleased information. Nine men have been named in a pair of indictments filed in New York and New Jersey. Five of the nine were arrested in a series of …

  1. Your alien overlord - fear me

    They did that on The Hustle years ago. Good to see the Beeb giving crooks ideas :-)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Ah, Hustle.

      I'm just working through the whole 8 series again :).

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yes, please arrest those crooks ..

    .. Wall Street hates competition.

  3. Chozo

    "allegedly infiltrated the computer servers of PRNewswire Association LLC, Marketwired and Business Wire"

    This sounds awfully familiar and wonder did they actually compromise a server or just twiddle the URL to reveal unreleased information... again

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