By William Knowles @c4i
January 16, 2015
Bob Greifeld, CEO of The NASDAQ Stock Market explains in a promotional video “that NASDAQ is a technology-based company, those businesses that we’re in have a unifying theme that are built upon our technology.”
When NASDAQ “goes to a developing market and provide to them our technology, its not just the software code, its all the best practices that have been developed on a global basis that they to integrate into their operations.”
With this information in mind, it doesn’t explain why a security researcher named analfabestia was able to discover and report a new XSS (Cross-Site Scripting) vulnerability on NASDAQ.com on January 14, 2015, The sixth such vulnerability in nearly seven years.
The vulnerability reported to XSSposed (XSS exposed) is still unpatched putting NASDAQ users, visitors and administrators at risk of being compromised by malicious hackers. Theft of cookies, personal data, authentication credentials and browser history are probably the less dangerous consequences of XSS attacks.
NASDAQ was previously hacked back in 2010, Bloomberg BusinessWeek covered this in July 2014.
Nasdaq (NASDAQ: NDAQ) is a leading provider of trading, exchange technology, information and public company services across six continents. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence, using proven technologies that provide transparency and insight for navigating today’s global capital markets.