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NYSE Website Runs Without Interruption on Day of Hacker Threat

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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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NYSE Website Runs Without Interruption on Day of Hacker Threat


www.bloomberg.com

A hacker group’s threat to erase the New York Stock Exchange from the Internet proved empty today as the biggest U.S. stock trading venue said its website functioned without interruption.

Users saw occasional delays logging on to NYSE.com in the afternoon, around the time the Anonymous collective said its attack was to begin. The exchange operator said there were no outages and declined to comment on the company’s security measures, Rich Adamonis, a spokesman for New York-based NYSE Euronext (NYX), said. Anonymous posted a message on YouTube earlier this month declaring war on the exchange to protest the arrests of Wall Street protesters.
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 10:26 PM
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So just as predicted here by most people at ATS this was a total non event. It looks like Anon failed.


The failed attack could be the result of the time the NYSE security team had to prepare, the weaknesses in the group from the arrests, or both, said E.J. Hilbert, president of Online Intelligence and a former FBI cyber-crime specialist.

“It’s like four 9-pound weaklings running into a Sumo wrestler,” Hilbert said. “If you don’t have enough people behind an event like this, it’s just a spike in traffic as far as NYSE is concerned.”


So is the Anon movement running out of steam or did the NYSE really manage to boost their websites security beyond the reach of anonymous? Either way this has to be a bit embarrassing for the group after making such strong threats as "the NYSE will be deleted!"

www.bloomberg.com
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posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 10:37 PM
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dude all the do is is send thru DDOS attacks, its not like there real hackers. they use software programs to do the work.

obviously they didn't no what to do once it failed and were like... meh stuff it.



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 10:48 PM
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Anonymous said it was a hoax and that it wasn't actually a threat from them but someone else.


Any wonder why it is still running? Maybe because they didn't do anything and never planned to



posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by ThorsBrother
Anonymous said it was a hoax and that it wasn't actually a threat from them but someone else.


Sometimes the best way is to force those involved in the real anonymous to come forward to DENY their involvement in the threat.

It's all about "chatter" and sources... You'd be surprised how much more there is....

Was it successful?

Stay tuned.






posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 10:49 AM
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Check CNN, it went out but not for long. intently???? Maybe a flex of muscle? A show of capability? Was the message for you? I imagine the message was heard by who it was intended, if thats what actually happened. Dont you think?

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 10:53 AM
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Maybe more like 6, 10 pound pigmys vs a sumo.



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