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Dax (not the DAX) survives attack by anti-capitalist nerds

The website of French rugby club US Dax has recovered after being targeted by hackers who mistook it for a branch of the German stock exchange.

What the hand of a hacker might look like.
What the hand of a hacker might look like.
Image: Adam Peck/PA Wire/Press Association Images

FANS OF FRENCH rubgy union outfit US Dax have returned to their online forums en masse after the club’s website,, came under cyberattack from anti-capitalist activists hoping to disrupt the German stock exchange.

Mistaking the club’s website for a site associated with the DAX, hackers had flooded fan forums with messages decrying capitalism.

Unimpressed by the protest, the page’s administrators were relieved to announce a return to regular posting.

“Thanks for the press publication; if any anti-virus software firms want to become our partners, you’d be more than welcome! Stay home, German teens!”

A group calling itself “German” has claimed reposonsibility for the security breach.

First Craig Joubert, now this: French rugby fans just cannot catch a break.

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