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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.
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."
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 "
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.