CME Group Confirms Some Information Compromised in Cyber Attack

15 November 2013, at 11:44pm

US - The CME Group confirmed today that it was the victim of a "cyber intrusion" in July and that "certain customer information relating to the CME ClearPort platform was compromised," reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor.

So far, there is no evidence that trades on CME Globex were adversely impacted, or that the provision of clearing services by CME Clearing or CME Clearing Europe, or trading in CME markets, were disrupted.

The CME Group it just one of the many organizations who have been subject to this type of crime in recent months.

CME Group said they "take these events very seriously and places a high priority on protecting its customers' information and ensuring the integrity of its markets. Though CME Group maintains sophisticated systems, teams and processes to prevent such incidents, and promptly took significant actions to address the incident."

To protect participants, CME Group has forced a change to customer credentials impacted by the incident, and said it is corresponding directly with the impacted customers.

The incident is the subject of an ongoing federal criminal investigation.