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Planet IT/Reuters: Web Trader Seeks Denial Of Service Damages

“Online brokerage National Discount Brokers on Thursday gave new
definition to hacker phobia by blaming recent outages at its online
trading site on ‘hacker-like’ attacks by an unnamed Web software
maker.”

“In a statement, the Jersey City, N.J.-based online share dealer
said periodic disruptions since last Thursday to its site were
the result of software incompatibility with products of the outside
company.”

“As a result of what it now said were software conflicts, the
company said its NDB.com site had been subjected to ‘several
instances of hacker-like denial of services’ which precluded some
of the company’s customers from reaching the Web site.”

“NDB said it was mulling legal action against the
company.”


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