Bloomberg terminal messages leaked: report
MANILA, Philippines - Adding to Bloomberg's recent credibility woes following allegations of reporters spying on Wall Street banks via Bloomberg terminals, a new report says lists of confidential messages sent through Bloomberg terminals were leaked online.
The Financial Times report says more than 10,000 confidential messages sent with the help of Bloomgberg terminals were found online after having been searchable for years.
The Verge expounds on this, saying that this leak is unrelated to the Bloomberg spying allegations. The leaks have been taken down, though The Verge notes that two of the lists "are said to have contained messages scraped from 'dozens' of banks and their clients, including things like how much clients were paying for bonds."
The Financial Times and a Bloomberg spokeserson noted that the information was apparently a data set given by Bloomberg to banks to improve data mining. A Bloomberg employee accidentally sent the information, however, out to the wider spaces of the Internet, as opposed to a secure server - Rappler.com