Ripple says security incident accelerated its acquisition of Fortress Trust

The takeover of Fortress Trust by financial technology company Ripple on Sept. 8 involved more than just an acquisition deal. The transaction was accelerated by a security incident hours earlier involving a Fortress third-party analytics vendor, Ripple confirmed to Cointelegraph. 

According to a representative from Ripple, discussions between the companies intensified last week after cloud tools of a third-party analytics vendor were compromised. In an interview with Fortune, Fortress CEO…

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