Fahmida Y. Rashid
According to Tom Kellermann, a former computer security official at the World Bank and current vice president of security awareness and government affairs at Core Security Technologies, hackers may not have been interested in the trading system at all.
The goal of hackers is to "stay in" the network as long as they can, he said. The "reality" is that there is no point to hack into the trading platform, he said. It's actually more beneficial for hackers to stay away from the trading system and to consider other applications, according to Kellermann.
"Attacking the trading system is like punching a bee hive: There's all sorts of alarms raised and lots of heat," Kellermann told eWEEK.