Statement on FXCM Cybersecurity Incident
FXCM Inc. (NYSE:FXCM) (“FXCM” or “the Company”), a leading online provider of foreign exchange (FX) trading and related services, today announced that it was the victim of a criminal cybersecurity incident involving unauthorized access to customer information. At this time FXCM has identified a small number of unauthorized wire transfers from customer accounts; however, all funds have been returned to the appropriate accounts and the customers have been contacted.
FXCM received an email from a hacker claiming to have unlawful access to customer information. FXCM immediately notified the FBI of this threat and is cooperating with the FBI’s investigation. FXCM also immediately launched a full investigation, working with a leading cybersecurity firm, to investigate the cybersecurity incident and protect customer information. FXCM, along with the leading cybersecurity firm, is conducting an extensive forensic investigation to determine the scope of the incident and identify affected customers. Affected customers will be notified.