In the Margins

Clayton clarifies SEC hack

October 4, 2017

By The Washington Post

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday that a major hack of some of its key software had exposed two unnamed people’s personal information, including Social Security numbers. The agency initially had said the 2016 breach may have allowed the hackers to make a profit from illegal stock sales but did not compromise any personal data. But after a “forensic data analysis,” the SEC determined that the “names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers” of two people were compromised, according to a SEC statement from Chairman Jay Clayton. Read the original story from The Washington Post