NSA hacking undermined trust, Swift tech head says

Threats are "people we thought were our friends"

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The Swift interbank payment system was never penetrated by the US National Security Agency (NSA), but NSA actions have still increased the threat of attack, financial IT specialists have warned.

Speaking at a Swift-sponsored event in London yesterday, Michael Fish, Swift's chief information officer, said: "We have conducted a very detailed investigation and there is no evidence that the NSA was ever able to penetrate Swift, but we have to take the accusation seriously – there are state-sponsored

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