The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the creation of a new cyber unit that will target cyber-related threats that may impact investors. This will be part of the SEC's Enforcement Division, which will target cyber-related threats, including:

  • The manipulation of markets through the spread of false information
  • Hacking of material non-public information
  • Attacks on blockchain technology and initial coin offerings
  • Misconduct on the dark web
  • Intrusions into retail brokerage accounts
  • Other cyberthreats to trading platforms and other critical market infrastructure