According to a report in Belgian newspaper De Tijd, malware has been used to compromise the online portfolios of Belgian investors. The botnet was then used to influence stock prices, making the criminals more than 100,000 Euros. The investigation has remained secret until today.

With a push of a button the botmaster instructs all the computers to buy or sell the same shares at the same time.

via Belgian pump and dump botnet » CounterMeasures.

Although is an incident happened on April 2007, it should be seriously analyzed. Currently, Are the financial system’s security countermeasures so far away from 2007 ?  I think not.

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