back to article Network attacks (allegedly) ravage London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange and one of its counterparts in the US are investigating attacks that hit their networks last year and were intended to disrupt their operations, The Times reported on Monday. Officials for the LSE are investigating a possible breach of the open-source trading system last year that may have led to the …

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WTF?

Sounds like somebody made a *huge* profit

Look for any suddenly flush Russians?

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Perhaps...

... they may just have crap systems and are trying to cover themselves by putting the blame on someone else?

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There is a lot of money to be made in "destabilisation"

Someone made a lot of money on it. Realtime strategies allow one to extract value from both stuff going up and stuff going down.

So whodunnit should be clearly visible from who gained most on that day.

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Wait

They switched from windows because of problems. People here said the issues was windows. People went on how windows just can't do the work. So the issue was not windows but the folks that run the system.

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WTF?

Was it the open source system?

As i understand it, the linux based trading system is still not live so if a hack occurred last year it would have been against the previous system.

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FAIL

"destabilise Western Financial markets"

HA! I thought western bankers did that well enough on their own, no?

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Or 7th cause; the war of stock bots?

Take a look at this article and pick your cause:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/01/algorithms-take-control-of-wall-street.ars

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FAIL

wrong market..

the flash crash was NYSE, not LSE

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