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HKEX Websites Were Attacked on Thursday, CEO Says

  • Exchange operator has experienced denial-of-service attacks
  • CEO Charles Li says there was a bug in derivatives system
Charles Li
Charles LiPhotographer: Paul Yeung/Bloomberg
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Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd.’s websites suffered cyberattacks on Thursday, though they were unrelated to the afternoon’s derivatives market trading halt, according to its chief executive officer.

Charles Li said that the company has seen distributed denial-of-service attacks against its websites many times this year. The derivatives problem was a software bug in a system provided by a vendor, he said, without giving more details.