Eight seconds may not sound like a long time. But in the modern financial world, it’s a valuable head start that can give traders a crucial edge. That’s why the Bank of England will be mortified that some traders have been listening to its press conferences before the rest of the City was able to. Traders who had shorted the pound, having seen the grim forecasts, would have suffered losses as it strengthened. But a speculator with their ear pressed to the Bank’s hacked audio feed could swiftly sell dollars and buy pounds when they heard Carney sounding optimistic, then do the opposite at a profit once the rest of the market caught up.The hacker Satans were able to gather enough Satan-info in eight seconds to place their Satan-bets before other Satans.
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