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NYSE floor trading halted; no sign of cyberattack

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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:28 PM
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Also seen something about a major order inbalance right before the halt today. It's possible the powers that be stopped trading rather than let the market fall.




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:30 PM
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Could have been done on purpose to get people to understand cyber security is an absolute must to get better at.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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Why do I picture this going on right now?




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: Black_Fox

Why do I picture this going on right now?


The Exchange floor has not looked like that in a while. Hell, they do not even let them throw the fried chicken bones on the floor anymore.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:37 PM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: jaynkeel

Perhaps I should have added an LOL for those who don't recognize sarcasm hmmmm?


Perhaps you should remove the stick...... Ehh some days it ain't worth it. Lol



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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Well here is the technical difficulties.




posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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A major transportation, media, and financial market all go down nearly the same time. If any major, non weather related power outage happens it is almost certainly a cyber attack.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: jefwane

I have to agree with you on this.
It would be stupid to think it was not an attack at this point,
even if it turns out not to be.
(I'm not calling anyone stupid,
just saying that with these strange problems all at once on the surface it certainly looks very very suspicious and I think almost everyone can agree on that point)
The next few days will be interesting to see how this is all explained.
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: Darkblade71
a reply to: jefwane

I have to agree with you on this.
It would be stupid to think it was not an attack at this point,
even if it turns out not to be.
(I'm not calling anyone stupid,
just saying that with these strange problems all at once on the surface it certainly looks very very suspicious and I think almost everyone can agree on that point)
The next few days will be interesting to see how this is all explained.


it was aliens!!!!



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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a reply to: jefwane

jefwayne, I had the SAME thought relating to the power grid!

~JT



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:04 PM
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While searching around I found this cyber attack/doom porn about a Wall Street cyber Armageddon.
Just in case this does turn out to be malicious, this is an interesting quick read from USA Today back in Feb:


Regulator warns of 'Armageddon' cyber attack on banks

A New York financial regulator said he is considering new rules to protect against "an Armageddon-type" cyber attack that would devastate U.S. financial markets.

Ben Lawsky, head of New York's Department of Financial Services (DFS), said he fears a large enough hack on Wall Street firms could "spill over into the broader economy" — not unlike the mortgage meltdown of 2008.

"We are concerned that within the next decade, or perhaps sooner, we will experience an Armageddon-type cyber event that causes a significant disruption in the financial system for a period of time," Lawsky said Wednesday in a speech at Columbia Law School.

He called such an attack a "cyber 9/11."



www.usatoday.com... For the rest of the article.

Perhaps if this is something malicious, it is the start of something bigger...

Doom porn on *click*


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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:08 PM
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Wasn't it just yesterday that it was posted that American made Patriot missiles were hacked? Patriot missiles are made by Raytheon and Raytheon has a few locations in St. Louis. I'm just trying to connect dots somewhere.
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Greenblaz

I know it is Adams Morgan and not really close to the White House, just wanted to add some fuel to our sputtering fire...Adams Morgan Power Outage ~11am

Also... What Four Boeings?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:24 PM
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originally posted by: Greathouse

originally posted by: Crakeur
In odd, perhaps related news, zerohedge.com was down this morning and, apparently, now the wsj.com is offline.


And so it begins ????????

" Cry havoc and unleash the worms of cyber war "



And/or " Cry havoc and unleash the 1's and 0's of war!"



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: TheGoondockSaint

German missile battery receives orders from… unknown ‘hackers’ – report
rt.com...

I am afraid the day will inevitable come, this is how it will all go down



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
a reply to: TheGoondockSaint

German missile battery receives orders from… unknown ‘hackers’ – report
rt.com...

I am afraid the day will inevitable come, this is how it will all go down


Found this as well, strange days.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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This is the best time for people to keep their chill. People who have been on ATS for a while know we can group together and make things a bit darker than they actually are. Bits of doom float around at all times, but are rarely consolidated into one thread until something big happens, then people would like to attempt cross-connections.

I'm all for releasing some tensions with some good ole doom porn, but at the same time it would be good to keep a bubble of awareness and ... your cool.

Nothing too extreme... cooler heads prevail.



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 02:07 PM
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somebody tried to open to many tabs and the whole thing crashed, do you buy that one?



posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
united just came out and said it was a "router" that went out....being an retired computer guy, I'm surprised a company that large, and computerized data dependent, wouldn't have back-ups in place. even smaller companies that I worked on had them years ago. Wall street journal site went down, United airlines went down, now the NYSE is down.....too many coincidences to me. failures do not happen so closely in time, and in such diverse systems, without smelling like a week old fish sitting out on a kitchen counter.


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You are absolutely right...we are a small company and even WE have
THREE BACKUP GATEWAY switches and THREE 10/40 gigabit routers
as backup still sitting in packages ready to be taken out and installed
so that we are up an running within 10 minutes or less. We also have
MULTIPLE byte-by-byte True Drive Image backups AND multiple extra
server cases and motherboards so that our servers will be up and running
within one hour after a crash or hardware failure. We also backup all client
data and internal data folder EVERY 8 hours and keep those daily backups
ONSITE and OFFSITE for TWO YEARS so we can ALWAYS go back at least to
the last known GOOD backup. That is OUR system and we are a SMALL company!

Anything LESS than that sort of backup system for a LARGE corporation
such as the NYSE is ABSOLUTELY UNTHINKABLE and the IT managers should
all be fired for having such a limited backup plan that could potentially have
caused OVER A TRILLION DOLLARS+ of financial damage!

And us being in video, we backup nearly 2 Petabytes+ of Data every few hours
and move over 10 petabytes of data every day in our networks. A stock market
trading system at the most does a few tens of terabytes of data a day so WHY
can they not be able to have an up and running information backup system?

YIKES !!!! ---- That is SOOOO SCARY that the NYSE has such
limited technical ability! That does NOT give me ANY
confidence in the solidity of the U.S. financial system at all !!!!!!
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posted on Jul, 8 2015 @ 02:16 PM
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1. Hack your own system

2. Bring it down and blame unknown "hackers"

3. Scare the crap out of ordinary people

4. Run scary news stories with "experts" saying how vulnerable we are

5. Write and give legislation for stricter internet control, hand to lobbyists, lobbyists hand to politician

6. Politician introduces legislation, gets it through committees, voted on and moved to Senate

7. Passes senate with overwhelming success and support of scared public, POTUS signs immediately.

This, my friends, is how you get a huge freedom-robbing piece of legislation on the books. It's how the original Patriot Act got put into law.



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