Hacking the Street? FIN4
Likely Playing the Market
FireEye has discovered and is currently
tracking FIN4 - a group that targets email accounts of individuals
privy to the most confidential information of more than 100 companies.
The group appears to have a deep familiarity with business deals and
corporate communications, and their effects on financial markets.
Operating since at least mid-2013, FIN4
distinctly focuses on compromising the accounts of individuals who
possess non-public information about merger and acquisition (M&A)
deals and major market-moving announcements, particularly in the
healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. FIN4 has targeted
individuals such as top executives, legal counsel, outside
consultants, and researchers, among others.
Our visibility into FIN4’s activities is
limited to their network operations; we can only surmise how they may
be using and potentially benefiting from the valuable information they
are able to obtain. However one fact remains clear: access to insider
information that could make or break stock prices for over 80 publicly
traded companies could surely put FIN4 at a considerable trading advantage.
Download the report to:
- Find out the types of companies
FIN4 has targeted and the information they're after
about the techniques used to compromise key executive email accounts
- Discover the mechanisms FIN4 uses to organize the data they
collect and the steps used to evade detection
the preventative measures that can be taken to avoid similar
Download the report today.