Hackers reportedly targeted Nasdaq computers

The computer network of the Nasdaq Stock Market was reportedly targeted by  online hackers several times last year, setting off an alarm by the US authorities,  according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The report, citing the people familiar with the incident, however, asserted that the exchange’s trading platform was not “compromised”.

According to the report,  federal investigators are working to identify the perpetrators and are considering a number of possible motives, including unlawful financial gain, theft of trade secrets and a national-security threat designed to damage the exchange.

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