A Click Too Far

An article on automated securities trading has been posted on Ars Technica. Much like the medical radiation article I posted last week, this is an excellent example of what happens when we outsource our responsibilities to technology. This time, a single errant mouse click led to a denial-of-service attack against the NYSE and a $150k fine for the good people at Credit Suisse.

2 Responses to “A Click Too Far”

  1. BrianN says:

    “The messages clogged the tubes and caused parts of the exchange to freeze up, affecting trading in 975 stocks. ”

    Holy crap! The internet is a series of tubes!

  2. matt says:

    Well, it’s not something that you just dump things on, like a truck.

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