Hackers, Traders Accused of Biggest US Insider Trading Scheme

黑客和股票交易人被控内线交易
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VOA News,August 12, 2015

U.S. officials have accused an international group of hackers and stock traders of stealing insider information and making as much as $100 million in illegal profits.

Federal authorities in New Jersey said Tuesday it is the biggest scheme of its kind ever prosecuted.

Nine people in the United States and Ukraine have been indicted for alleged fraud. More than 20 other individuals and companies face related civil complaints.  

Authorities said hackers stole financial and other information from companies that publish press releases. Members of the group were able to make trades in stocks and options before the information was made public, giving them an unfair, illegal and highly profitable advantage in trading.  

The participants also are accused of money laundering by using several shell companies to try to hide their activities.

黑客和股票交易人被控内线交易

美国之音,2015年8月12日

美国官员指控一个黑客和股票交易人组成的国际组织,窃取内部信息并获取多达一亿美元的非法所得。

新泽西州联邦当局星期二说,这是受到起诉的此类案件中有史以来最大的一起。

在美国和乌克兰有9人以诈骗罪名受到起诉,另有20个个人和工司面临相关的民事诉讼。

当局表示,黑客们从那些发布新闻稿的公司窃取金融和其他信息。该组织成员能够在那些信息被公布之前进行股票和期货交易,这给了他们进行不公平、非法和高利润交易的优势。

参与该组织的成员由于利用几个空壳公司试图隐瞒他们的活动而同时被控洗钱罪名。