Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Virus Delays Stock Trading in Russia

MOSCOW - Trading was suspended for an hour at Russia's main stock exchange because of a computer virus, officials said Friday. Data processing at the Russian Trading Systems, or RTS, was paralyzed late Thursday as specialists rushed to localize the virus and switch off the infected computer, according to the exchange. No permanent damage was caused and no information was lost.

According to RTS vice president Dmitry Shatskoi, the virus entered the system via an Internet-connected computer used to test new software. "The infected computer began generating parasitic traffic in very large quantities that led to an overload of the RTS network's base routers," Shatskoi said in the statement. "As a result, the useful traffic — the data entering the system and leaving it — was not processed."

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