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Hackers target hedge funds

A virus cleverly disguised as an email from the Carlyle Group about carried interest is identified by a security company.

Screen capture of an email sent to a hedge fund and blocked by Barracuda (with captions) It’s the type of thing that keeps a hedge fund manager up at night: hackers watching their trades and tapping into their investment accounts using discrete, remote computer access. Investment ideas stolen. Bank accounts drained.

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