Hackers who were trying to attack the German stock exchange unintentionally hit a French rugby fan site instead.

"The misdirected assault meant the allezdax.com website, a fan site for French second division side rugby club Dax, was unavailable for two weeks," writes The Register's John Leyden.

"Meanwhile the hackers' intended target, the German stock exchange (DAX) website, remained up and running as normal," Leyden writes.

Go to "Hackers mistake French rugby site for German stock exchange" to read the details.

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