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Stock exchanges of the world form central cyber security working group

Stock exchanges of the world form central cyber security working group

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), the trade association for the world's stock exchanges, has formed a central committee on cyber security, to work on how exchanges should go about protecting themselves from cyber attacks.

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.

LinkedIn spam leads to pump-and-dump stock scam

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Spam emails claiming to come from LinkedIn appear to encourage investors to buy shares in a company, with the intention of making money by pumping-and-dumping the stock.

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.

NASDAQ reports hackers broke into its servers

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The NASDAQ stock exchange has called in investigators from the FBI after discovering it had become the target of hackers.

It says that "at no point" were its trading systems compromised, but major Fortune 500 companies may still have cause for concern.