Are people really that stupid?
Are criminals just being so overt these days, naming the app after a common thief? They might as well be called fly by night operations.
An app, dubbed RobinHood, designed for armchair Gordon Gekkos to trade shares and crypto-currencies with ease, fell offline for two days this week – after netizens flooded it hoping to exploit stock-market wobbles over the coronavirus epidemic. Or so we're told. On Tuesday, amid the multi-day outage and growing speculation on …
Good point. At least, until I went and read about the Dark Web, and found this site which states that "The dark web is a part of the internet that isn't indexed by search engines ".
It's still a part of the internet, therefor it is taken into account by DNS servers.
But your take on this is still plausible - maybe they want to limit the amount of visible DNS requests by handling it themselves.
Like toilet paper supplies, some stocks are crashing with no explanation. I reloaded my trading account with a little money to play the game.
If anything good comes from the panic, it might be ordinary people making some money off the glitches and panics of predictive financial systems.
Okay. It is certainly believable that these people are just idiots. But they are playing in a space with staggering amounts of fraud, and have chosen a name with deliberate appeal to suckers. The feds need to dig into this one. Hopefully, they are just idiots.
I'm reminded of a presentation at uni at the time by Head of IT for the ASX Australian Stock Exchange.
It went fully electronic (first in the world) in 1987, in an all-or-nothing big-bang overnight Live cutover. Same day, the global market crashed — Australia, Singapore, and Hong Kong by 40%.
He was somewhere between quietly proud and chuffed when he said he likes to say re the project: "The market crashed but we didn't."
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