New Zealand stock exchange halted trading after DDoS attacks

New Zealand’s stock exchange (NZX) has been impacted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks during the last two days, forcing it to shut down trading until the connectivity issues were resolved.

NZX operates New Zealand’s capital, risk, and commodity markets, and it supplies market information including real-time stock quotes, market data and news.

The stock market announced around 7 AM today that it was able to restore services after it had to halt cash markets yesterday afternoon following what it called a volumetric DDoS attack.

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Source: Bleeping Computer