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London Stock Exchange halts Linux migration after network hit in ‘suspicious circumstances’

Nov 02, 2010, 20:33 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leo King)

"The London Stock Exchange has put the brakes on its cash markets migration to a Linux-based system after human error in "suspicious circumstances" floored the network on its Turquoise alternative trading venue.

"Turquoise, a dark pool or anonymous trading platform, uses the same system, and this morning took trading offline for two hours after a "network issue".

""Human error" was to blame for this morning's outage on Turquoise, the LSE told the markets in a statement. But it added that the problem "may have occurred in suspicious circumstances"."

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