Federal authorities are investigating a computer advance at the aggregation that runs the Nasdaq banal exchange, the Wall Street Journal arise Friday.

According to the report, which cites bearding sources, Nasdaq OMX Group computers were compromised ancient over the accomplished year, but the company's trading belvedere was unaffected. "So far, [the perpetrators] arise to accept aloof been attractive around," the Journal quotes one antecedent as saying.

Nasdaq OMX Group runs a cardinal of banal exchanges, including the U.S. Nasdaq, and exchanges that barter in Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, and the Baltic region. The analysis is actuality conducted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Analysis and the U.S. Secret Service, the address states.

Nasdaq assembly could not be accomplished anon for comment.

Hacking incidents like this are acceptable added common, as boundless e-mail and Web-based computer attacks abide to beat workers in corporations and in government. In some cases, hacking into a low-level employee's desktop can be the aboriginal footfall for a added adult attack, but generally the cybercriminals go no added into the network.

The address is worrying, however, as it comes aloof canicule afterwards the London Times arise that badge are investigating whether May 2010's affecting 1,000 point bead in the Dow Jones Industrial boilerplate may accept been affiliated to a cyber crime. Authorities are additionally attractive into Aug. 24, 2010 adventure at the London Banal barter that confused banal prices berserk for bristles companies, including BT and Next, the Times reported.

Both incidents were anticipation to accept been acquired by animal error.

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