Report: Hacker group FIN4 stealing insider info to exploit significant changes in stock prices

For more than a year attackers dubbed FIN4 have been stealing insider information that could affect stock prices by hacking email accounts of key corporate executives and others privy to sensitive deals, according to a report by security vendor FireEye.

FIN4 has been in operation since mid-2013, targeting mainly healthcare and pharmaceutical companies and their advisers, such as law firms, investor-relations consultancies and investment banks, the report says.

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Network World Tim Greene