Jefferson Morley | January 7, 2020
Was London Stock Exchange Hit by Cyberattack?
People are asking because of an unexpected trading shutdown in the United Kinggdom. Iran has sophisticated cyberwar capabilities and good reason to disrupt the financial system of the superpower that assassinated Gen. Soleimani in Iraq.
The Iranian hackers work in conjunction with the Ministry of Security and Intelligence. (MOIS)
The U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, which monitors critical national infrastructure, including major financial trading platforms, is examining if the software code may have played a role in the outage. Officials are looking at time stamps affiliated with the code’s production, which could offer clues to its origin.