Edwards Lifesciences Targeted in $3.6 Million Ukrainian Hacking Scheme

Published: Aug 14, 2015

Heart-valve specialist Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, CA) was among “numerous” companies whose press releases announcing earnings the investors allegedly hacked from news services including Business Wire, MarketWired, and PR Newswire, according to SEC fraud charges unsealed this week.

Filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, the charges claim that the alleged hackers purloined more than 150,000 earnings press releases from newswire services used by the publicly traded companies. The SEC listed Edwards as an example.

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