NASDAQ’s Community Forum

Me, speaking to’s Alastair Stevenson on July 18th:

“Imagine this: Suppose the NASDAQ community forum wasn’t just compromised for its users’ passwords — but also to use it as a watering hole. You thought the Twitter, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft watering hole attack compromises via the iPhone Dev SDK forum was bad? Well, I think that would be nothing compared to the kind of damage that could be done via NASDAQ.”
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Given that multiple large Internet companies were compromised via a watering hole attack on a FORUM back in Febuary — I was really quite amazing that folks weren’t just a bit more curious about the NASDAQ community forum hack. (Because it was vacation season?) Was NASDAQ’s forum used to host a watering hole attack?

Then this week’s Goldman Sachs options error and NASDAQ outage

…and now I’d really like to see some confirmation that there wasn’t a watering hole!

How about you?

Post by — @Sean

On 23/08/13 At 03:35 PM

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