Articles about leaks of earnings and other sensitive information from company websites and other sources.
By Dominic Jones on May 17, 2011
SPARE a thought today for the investor relations and communications professionals at technology giant Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ).
By Dominic Jones on March 11, 2011
TRADING in FirstRand Limited was halted this week after Reuters published the South African bank’s results the day before their scheduled release claiming it found the information on the company’s website.
By Dominic Jones on February 23, 2011
(Note: Updated to include additional information on Bloomberg unit called First Word, as well as details acquired by the Wall Street Journal’s Deal Journal. Time stamp on Bloomberg’s first article appears to be Houston time, not ET. Times in this story are all ET.) BLOOMBERG’s web spider program picked up unreleased earnings information from the [...]
By Vanessa Schoenthaler on January 31, 2011
IN RECENT weeks, several high-profile companies have had disclosure information leaked from their websites by market news providers using sophisticated search technologies to discover unpublished information on unsecured staging URLs.
By Dominic Jones on January 27, 2011
SLOPPY web publishing practices by Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) enabled a high-speed news technology company to pick up the tech giant’s earnings release from a staging URL and publish the results more than an hour before its scheduled release.
By Dominic Jones on December 17, 2010
A NYSE Euronext official has called Bloomberg’s scraping of non-public earnings releases from the websites of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP), which caused huge volatility in the stocks of both companies, “good reporting” by the newswire and shameful of the companies.
By Dominic Jones on November 22, 2010
FOUR service providers who together host the majority of investor relations websites in North America have expressed confidence that their systems are secure following high-profile leaks of unpublished earnings information in recent weeks.
By Dominic Jones on November 18, 2010
NETAPP Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) has become the second company in less than a week to have earnings information leaked from an unsecured area of its corporate website.
By Dominic Jones on November 12, 2010
THE Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) yesterday saw its stock plunge after the company’s earnings release, disclosing worse than expected results, was discovered on its website at least 30 minutes prior to the normal release time.
By Dominic Jones on September 1, 2009
WHEN Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) accidentally posted earnings information on the web prior to their official announcement last week, it was a little like seeing a poster child for online disclosure fall from grace. None of the usual crop of online disclosure pundits uttered a word about it, as if to do so would cast [...]
By Dominic Jones on June 5, 2007
A WEBSITE scheduling glitch at OmniVision Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVTI) and a mistake by PR Newswire led to the halting of the company’s stock last week. Barron’s blogger Eric Savitz pieces the story together: Sometime after noon Pacific time on Thursday, the company inadvertently posted the announcement on the investor section of its Web site. [...]
By Dominic Jones on June 1, 2007
THE SEC has finalized its case against two Estonian citizens and a financial services firm for hacking into Business Wire’s computer system and trading in advance of more than 360 press releases — but how the scheme was pulled off remains shrouded in mystery.