Leading Trading Platform Provider Global eSolutions Chooses ProlexicSource: Prolexic
Established in 2002, Global eSolutions (Hong Kong) Ltd provides sophisticated, customized IT solutions and services to members of the global financial industry. One of its clients I an online foreign exchange (Forex) and Contracts for Difference (CFD) trading firm headquartered in the U.K. This firm is a fully regulated brokerage in London’s dynamic financial district and leverages innovative proprietary trading technology from Global eSolutions to enable fast trade execution via person computer and mobile devices.
This firm got caught in the wave of DDoS attacks against online financial services companies during the early months of 2012. Until management received an e-mail with a ransom demanded in exchange for not being attached, the firm had never experiencing anything to do with DDoS. Days later, after receiving no response from management, Layer 3 and Layer 4 volumetric floods brought down the web site for approximately four hours. A second, more damaging application layer attack occurred three weeks later, which rendered the trading platform almost inaccessible to online traders.
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