Bloomberg ‘Leaked Over 10,000 Private Messages’

As if Bloomberg wasn’t getting enough bad press already, they reportedly also had a data breach. Tom Brewster of TechWeekEurope reports:

Bloomberg is in hot water over privacy again, after it was claimed the company had left over 10,000 private messages sent by its customers online.

The revelations come at a bad time for Bloomberg, which is currently being quizzed over reporters’ use of financial terminals and access to client data.

The Financial Times learned of two lists of confidential messages between traders using Bloomberg’s financial terminals. The messages, which sought information on market prices, had been online for several years and were discovered with just a Google search.

A former employee uploaded the data from the messaging service to work on a data mining project for a client, reportedly to upload them to a secure site at a later time.

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