Nasdaq OMX Group acknowledged Saturday that a “web facing application” known as Directors Desk was “potentially affected.” The service includes information from more than 10,000 directors of corporate boards.
An exchange operator acknowledged detecting “suspicious files” on its servers “unrelated to our trading systems,” but potentially affecting functions and forms on Directors Desk, such as:
- Director personal home pages that include a complete at-a-glance overview of board-related matters.
- Board agenda items and files.
- SmartAgenda that allows directors to create online agenda items and links.
(Nasdaq Service That Promised Secure Board Communications Possibly Compromised, 2/6/2011) See also, Hacking Nasdaq’s Directors Desk: Big Trouble for Board Portals, thecorporatecounsel.net/Blog, 2/7/2011 and CEO Pay in an Age of WikiLeaks: Reporting, Rationale and Ratios.