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An internal denial of service attack against the Russian stock market took it down for over an hour on Thursday

As computer security experts patiently waited for the Kama Sutra worm to strike computers on February 3, a different attack occurred against the Russian stock exchange and temporarily took it offline.  The denial-of-service caused the Russian Trading System (RTS) to stop trading for over an hour last Thursday.  It appears that a hacker gained access to a local machine connected to the network of the RTS, and then launched the DoS attack.

"While all the world was in a frenzy over the damp squib that was Nyxem, this attack infiltrated the RTS and could have potentially given hackers access to their systems.  A virus which can disrupt a stock exchange can have obvious financial consequences, as well as harm the important credibility of an institution in the public's eye."

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By thescreensavers on 2/4/2006 11:11:49 PM , Rating: -1
first post all i can say is ahahah

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By stephenbrooks on 2/5/2006 8:43:01 AM , Rating: 2
All I could think on reading that headline was "why am I not surprised?"

By oTAL on 2/5/2006 5:07:58 PM , Rating: 2
Does anyone remember the NOD ending for the original Command and Conquer? It was really cool but very sci-fi. It looked so farfetched back then... connectivity to the web is becoming unpreventable... and if/when weapon systems get online, hacking will get to a hole new level...

By Evilkoala13 on 2/6/2006 11:01:47 AM , Rating: 2
i LOVED the NOD ending... it was so much better than being the good guys. what ever happened to the C&C series :(

By hans007 on 2/6/2006 11:19:04 PM , Rating: 2
electronic arts ruined it like they do every decent franchise.

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