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Keep Calm & Verify: How To Spot A Fake Online Data Dump
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Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
11/1/2014 | 7:41:36 PM
Re: Most likely Scenario
Yes--definitely some even more nefarious scenarios here.
Robert McDougal
Robert McDougal,
User Rank: Ninja
10/31/2014 | 5:14:09 PM
Most likely Scenario
"It actually goes deeper, in some situations, as state actors or competitors can use bad news or rumors to influence capital markets"

When I read this headline, this was my exact thoughts on what a fake dump could be used for.  Imagine a situation where someone has a large number of stocks invested in company A.  Company B is a direct competitor of company A.  By releasing a massive fake dump of Company B's records you could hope to artificially increase the stock price of company A.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
10/31/2014 | 9:37:58 AM
Re: Seems like this is reprinted on several sites
We all must have been briefed on it by Deloitte and wrote pieces on it. :-)

I misunderstood your initial comment--I thought you meant our actual article had been posted on other sites. 

 
SgS125
SgS125,
User Rank: Ninja
10/31/2014 | 9:35:37 AM
Re: Seems like this is reprinted on several sites
Sure I read this on Krebs and saw a reference there to a similar article on CSOonline.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
10/30/2014 | 5:51:33 PM
Re: Seems like this is reprinted on several sites
I hope not. Can you tell me where else you're seeing this article? thanks!
SgS125
SgS125,
User Rank: Ninja
10/30/2014 | 4:04:28 PM
Seems like this is reprinted on several sites
Must be a slow news day, this same article, almost repeated in some paragraphs in on several sites.


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