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DDoS marketing stunt backfires, entrepreneur jailed for nine months

DDoS marketing stunt backfires, entrepreneur jailed for nine months

He meant to promote his anti-DDoS kit by shedding light on poor internet security at the Hong Kong stock exchange, but his two brief DDoS attacks instead wound up costing him his freedom for the better part of a year.

Suspect arrested over Hong Kong Stock Exchange web attacks

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Less than two weeks ago, web services at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange were hit by DDoS attacks for two days in a row.

A man was recently arrested in Hong Kong in connection with these attacks.

Hong Kong stock exchange attacked for second day in a row

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For the second day straight the HKEx news web site has been DDoSed, resulting in problems for the stock exchange. The chief executive today announced plans to avoid further disruptions to the market.

Hong Kong stock exchange (HKEx) website hacked, impacts trades

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The Hong Kong stock exchange suspended trading this afternoon for seven stocks after hackers attacked its website before the release of sensitive financial results.