Intentia Charges Reuters News Agency With Breaking into Intentia's IT Systems

Nov 05, 2002

Intentia International has announced the results of its internal investigation launched after Reuters published Intentia's third quarter results for 2002 prior to the scheduled publication on October 24th. The investigation has shown that there was an unauthorized entry via an IP-address belonging to Reuters. The entry took place at 12:51 pm on October 24th 2002, prior to the publication of the interim report for the third quarter of 2002. At approximately 12:57 pm, Reuters published the first news flash giving information on Intentia's third quarter result, without prior confirmation from the company. Intentia issued its earnings report ahead of schedule at 1:22 pm that same day. On Thursday, Intentia contacted the Stockholm Stock Exchange regarding an internal investigation of the incident. On Monday, October 28, Intentia filed criminal charges with the National Criminal Investigation Department's computer crime division.

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