February 4, 2006

Virus floors Russian stock exchange

"The virus got into a computer connected to a test trading system from the internet," RTS vice president Dmitry Shatsky said in the statement issued Friday, Reuters reports. "The infected computer started generating huge volumes of parasitic traffic, which overloaded the RTS's support routers. The result was that normal traffic - data going in to and out of the trading system - was not processed."

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