London Stock Exchange 'under major cyberattack' during Linux switch

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The London Stock Exchange’s new open source trading system may have been hacked last year, according to a report.

The alleged attack came as the LSE began the switch over to the Linux-based systems, according to the dates referred to in the Times newspaper.

The continued threat of cyber attack has resulted in the LSE keeping a close dialogue with British security services, which this year branded cyber attacks as one of the biggest threats to the country.

The trading system was also thrown offline last November in what the LSE called “suspicious circumstances”. So far, the official explanation is human error, but it is understood that the police have been drawn into investigations.

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