Report: Bloomberg private messages leaked online

May 13, 2013

(AP)—A published report says financial data and news service Bloomberg accidently leaked online more than 10,000 private messages containing sensitive pricing data exchanged by users of Bloomberg's financial information service.

The reported Monday that the messages between traders at dozens of large banks from one day in 2009 and one in 2010 had been put online by a former Bloomberg employee. The newspaper says it's possible he may have intended them to be uploaded to a secure site.

Bloomberg told the newspaper that the post was a "clear violation of our policies."

Bloomberg officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The report came the same day News editor-in-chief Matthew Winkler apologized for allowing its journalists to access data about the terminal usage of clients.

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