Nasdaq to open as normal after hack

 
Elizabeth Fournier
TRADING on the Nasdaq OMX exchange is expected to go ahead as normal this morning, after suspicious files were found on its servers over the weekend following a hacking enquiry.

Nasdaq said yesterday that malicious software had been found on its Directors’ Desk interface, which provides online information for corporate officers.

But the exchange operator said that there was no evidence the hackers accessed or acquired customer information, or that any of the main group’s trading platforms had been compromised.

Nasdaq did not say when the investigation, carried out by the FBI and forensic firms, was launched, or when the suspicious files were found.