Russian hackers placed ‘digital bomb’ in Nasdaq’s computer system capable of sabotaging data and derailing U.S. economy: report

Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Paul Martin

Bloomberg Businessweek claims Russian hackers planted a ‘cyber grenade’ in the Nasdaq
The magazine claims Russian hacker Aleksandr Kalinin is to blame
The Nasdaq is assuring customers that the breach was unsuccessful
Federal authorities don’t have enough evidence to say whether a foreign government is responsible for the 2010 breach

19 July 2014

According to a new report, Russian computer hackers managed to sneak a ‘digital bomb’ into the Nasdaq’s computer system that is capable of sabotaging stock market computers and derail the U.S. economy.

In the report, published by Bloomberg Businessweek, the ‘cybergrenade’ was never set off.

The publication claims that hackers managed to slip into the Nasdaq’s computer network in 2010 by using malware capable of spying and stealing data.

The malware could also cause ‘digital destruction.’

Federal officials still aren’t entirely sure who was responsible for the breach. Bloomberg’s report, however, points the finger at the Russian government

In response to the report, Russian officials called the claims ‘pure nonsense.’

FBI’s New York Assistant Director in Charge George Venizelos said in a statement to CNNMoney that the FBI is still investigating the break in.

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