Hong Kong Exchange Investigating Printer Attack

By Robert Vamosi | 8/14/12 2:39 AM

A printing error resulted in sensitive information being published and the subsequent rise in stock value for a company on the Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. have lead to an investigation of a possible criminal hack attack.

According to Bloomberg, "Lijun International Pharmaceutical Holding Ltd. (2005) and Natural Dairy (462) N.Z. Holdings Ltd. remained suspended today after the error, which saw Lijun’s first-half financial data wrongly released and documents relating to a takeover of G-Prop Holdings Ltd. (286) published under Natural Dairy’s ticker. A printing firm hired by the companies uploaded the wrong information by mistake, the bourse’s head of corporate communications Henry Law said, denying a report in the South China Morning Post newspaper that hackers were suspected."

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