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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  1. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    WTF?

    Sounds like somebody made a *huge* profit

    Look for any suddenly flush Russians?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    Perhaps...

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

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Flame

    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.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    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.

  5. Joe Montana
    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.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    "destabilise Western Financial markets"

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

  7. casualflyer
    FAIL

    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

  8. Anonymous Coward
    FAIL

    wrong market..

    the flash crash was NYSE, not LSE

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