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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 07:50 AM

NZ takes action over stock market cyber attacks

New Zealand's communications security bureau has been called in to help after its stock exchange was hit by cyber attacks for the fourth consecutive day.

The exchange failed to open as planned on Friday due to so-called "distributed denial of service" (DDoS) attacks.

The $135bn (102bn) market, which is nearing a record high, has said the attacks came from overseas.
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In November New Zealand cyber-security organisation CertNZ issued an alert that emails were being sent to financial firms threatening DDoS attacks unless a ransom was paid.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53942907

The emails were claimed to be from the Russian Fancy Bear group, but it's not clear there was real evidence for that.

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mitch96 Aug 28 #1

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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 08:27 AM

1. So what can you do with a DDoS attack??

Was this practice for a US attack?
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