SEC Pokes Public Companies to Disclose Cyber Attacks

Hacking companies for fun and profit! It's been en vogue lately, and possibly even more than we think. Which is why the SEC has given companies a disclosure nudge, in the form of guidelines to follow in case of attack.

Companies that know they've fallen victim to hacking should "provide certain disclosures of losses that are at least reasonably possible." It's mostly so that investors can be forewarned about how corporate profits and losses might be affected (since that's the SEC's purview), but the upshot is that consumers might have a little more advanced notice as well if, when, and to what extent their information has been compromised. Unless... unless someone hacked the SEC!

And this is some kind of nefarious reverse psychology oh god no the horror they're everywhere ahhadg;lsjhda;lasdf;las;!!!!!

Nah, prob'ly not. [Reuters]