Computer hackers vandalized the Internet sites of the Nasdaq and American Stock Exchanges, the world’s second largest stock market.
A group calling itself “United Loan Gunmen” left a message saying it intended to ”make stocks rise drastically, thus making all investors happy, hopefully ending with the investors putting bumper stickers on their Mercedez’ that say ‘Thanks ULG!”’
”Meanwhile, ULG members go back to flipping burgers at McDonalds.”
The hacker group has also claimed responsibility for recent attacks on the web sites of C-SPAN, ABC and Internet gossip columnist Matt Drudge.
A spokesman for the exchanges was not immediately available for comment.
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