KL Bourse website down in DDOS attack

Stock market operator, Bursa Malaysia Bhd’s website was the target of a distributed denial of service attack, whereby the site was overloaded with excess traffic from multiple sources.

This resulted in users experiencing intermittent access to its website on Monday evening, said Bursa Malaysia in a statement today.

It said contingency measures were activated to provide continued access to the website, however, international users may still be temporarily affected.

“Users in Malaysia are not expected to experience any disruption,” it said.

Bursa Malaysia’s other systems were not affected during the incident and trading in its securities, derivatives and Islamic markets continued to operate normally.

The exchange will update the market on further developments. — BERNAMA