Russian Stock Exchange brought down by virus - report.
IT security company Sophos has reported that the main Russian stock exchange was suspended because of a computer virus.
The virus, which has not been named, reportedly hit late on Thursday (2 February), infecting an Internet-connected computer and generating a large amount of outgoing e-mail traffic. Legitimate incoming and outgoing e-mail was interrupted by the virus's activities.
According to a statement issued by the Russian Trading System (RTS) stock exchange on 2 February, 2006 a computer virus attack forced a suspension of trading on the RTS FORTS futures market, classic market and the stock exchange.
Trading has resumed at the stock exchange, and experts claim that no data at the exchange has been stolen, reports Sophos.
((Comments on this story may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org))
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Comment:||Russian Stock Exchange brought down by virus - report.|
|Publication:||Internet Business News|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Feb 6, 2006|
|Previous Article:||RM online launches free company information tool.|
|Next Article:||SPILL GROUP launches Skillgame.com.|
|Microsoft offers reward for the capture of MyDoom author.|
|OFT probe hits LSE shares.|
|Third annual HOF inductees chosen: Bies, Ruffle.|
|Bies and Ruffle inducted into FEI's Hall of Fame.|