The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) suffered a data breach last month, Bloomberg reported yesterday. The breach put at risk Social Security numbers and personal information of employees of the country's top derivatives regulator.
"The CFTC believes at this time that the data breach is contained to employee information and does not compromise any trading or market data," the chief information officer at the CFTC said in an email statement June 22.
A CFTC employee fell victim to a "phishing" email May 21 and input information to a fraudulent website, according to a copy of an email sent to agency employees that described the incident and was confirmed the week of June 18 by a CFTC spokesman.
The agency told employees it would be implementing additional security controls for CFTC computer systems and increasing training for staff, including those who handle personal information.