Glitches, Glitches, Glitches


First, we have the NYSE shutting down:

The New York Stock Exchange halted trading for 3 1/2 hours because of a computer malfunction, forcing traders to route orders elsewhere in a drama that also highlighted the resilience of U.S. market structure.

The suspension, lasting from 11:32 a.m. to just after 3 p.m. New York time, dropped the largest U.S. share platform out of the network of trading systems that make up the American equity market. That network kept running, however, as exchanges such as the Nasdaq Stock Market and Bats Global Markets Inc. picked up the runoff.

Source: bloomberg.com

Did someone shut down the New York Stock Exchange to prevent a contagion? Because China's stock market just suffered an immense crash.

Take a look at the Tweet by Anonymous last night. Them seem to have had foreknowledge:

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But that's not the only crash we've had today. United Airlines had to ground all flights:

United Airline flights across the U.S. — including at Boston's Logan Airport — this morning are running hours behind schedule after a computer glitch grounded flights around the world.

At Logan International Airport, as of 10 a.m., the 7 a.m. flight to Newark hadn't yet departed.

Other flights delayed this morning on United from Boston were scheduled to go to: Denver, Washington, Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco and Houston, according to Flightstats.com.

Source: bizjournals.com

The Wall Street Journal also went down for a while.

Here´s a live tracking of cyber attacks:



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