Dow Jones has poured cold water on claims that its servers were penetrated by hackers harvesting information for insider dealing.

On Friday Bloomberg reported that the FBI, US financial watchdog SEC, and the Secret Service were probing Dow over concerns that a hacking group in Russia had been stealing unpublished financial data and journalists’ stories in order to get an edge on the market.

Bloomberg cited four anonymous sources in its report, one of whom said that the investigators had found that the intrusion may have happened over a year ago.

But Dow told The Reg that it doesn’t know what Bloomberg is talking about.

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