CME Group says its ClearPort system was hacked

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CME Group, the world's largest futures exchange operator, said Friday one of its clearing systems was hacked in July, and the incident is the subject of a federal criminal investigation.

Certain customer information relating to CME ClearPort, which clears contracts mainly tied to energy, was compromised, CME said in a statement.

There is no evidence that trades were adversely impacted or that CME's other clearing services were disrupted, it said.

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CME is cooperating with law enforcement in its investigation, the statement said.

—By Reuters