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New Zealand Stock Trading Halted For a Third Day After Cyber Attacks

  • Exchange battling to restore services, avoid more disruption
  • No internal systems compromised at exchange operator NZX
The New Zealand Stock Exchange building in Wellington.

The New Zealand Stock Exchange building in Wellington.

Photographer: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

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New Zealand’s stock exchange is battling to restore services after cyber attacks shuttered the market for a third straight day, frustrating investors who were unable to trade amid a busy company earnings season.

The NZ$204 billion ($135 billion) market, which is nearing a record high, was unable to reopen Thursday after the exchange’s website was again hit with a distributed-denial-of-service attack that floods a network with Internet traffic and disrupts services. Officials have declined to speculate on the source of the attack, other than saying it’s coming from offshore.