New York Stock Exchange Shuts Down: “Not the Result of a Cyber Breach”

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We’re starting off this Wednesday with an apparent collapse of civilization.

OK, that might be a slight exaggeration.

The stock exchange has now been down for well over an hour, eons in trading time. An “internal technical issue” doesn’t necessarily rule out an attack of some kind, but we’ll see soon enough.

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58 comments

1 Iwouldprefernotto  Jul 8, 2015 10:06:11am

Not what the market needs, but such is life.

2 Higgs Boson's Mate  Jul 8, 2015 10:06:55am

I blame gay marriage.

3 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jul 8, 2015 10:07:09am

THANKS, OBAMA!!1

4 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jul 8, 2015 10:08:47am

Cyber Breach Blanket Excuse Bingo

5 lawhawk  Jul 8, 2015 10:08:54am

6 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 8, 2015 10:09:48am

msnbc serving up “chunks” of trump interview

7 lawhawk  Jul 8, 2015 10:09:49am

Of course they are. Because it couldn’t be, well, you know, an actual glitch.

Those don’t happen with the bastion of capitalism. Except when they do.

8 Charles Johnson  Jul 8, 2015 10:10:44am

In other news, Chuck Johnson is now writing for the white nationalist Takimag, also known as “Stormfront in a suit,” so he’s finally found his level.

9 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 8, 2015 10:10:51am

i am so reassured by these repeated emphatic denials that the problem is a cyber attack

10 Jenner7  Jul 8, 2015 10:12:16am

Ugly people being ugly. Sigh…

11 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Jul 8, 2015 10:12:23am

re: #9 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

i am so reassured by these repeated emphatic denials that the problem is a cyber attack

at least they are not denying that it is any way connected to the collapse of the shanghai stock exchange…

12 lawhawk  Jul 8, 2015 10:13:33am

Similar events occurred when NASDAQ rolled out new software back in 1994.

13 blueraven  Jul 8, 2015 10:14:40am

re: #6 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

msnbc serving up “chunks” of trump interview

Says he will be in CA with Clint Eastwood soon.

Seriously, if that is true all I can say is; How the mighty have fallen.
This would even top his empty chair routine. Trump is pure poison.

14 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 8, 2015 10:14:40am

trump sez mexico is forcing criminals into our country

15 Skip Intro  Jul 8, 2015 10:15:05am

The NYSE shutdown is a blessing, since it stopped the panic trading based on the China market slide.

16 The Vicious Babushka  Jul 8, 2015 10:15:15am

re: #12 lawhawk

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Similar events occurred when NASDAQ rolled out new software back in 1994.

LOL production rollouts. Good times, good times.

17 jaunte  Jul 8, 2015 10:15:16am

re: #12 lawhawk

Cyberattackers are inside the code!!!

18 Skip Intro  Jul 8, 2015 10:16:11am

re: #13 blueraven

Says he will be in CA with Clint Eastwood soon.

Seriously, if that is true all I can say is; How the mighty have fallen.
This would even top his empty chair routine. Trump is pure poison.

I hope somebody asks both of them where they’re getting the water for their golf courses.

19 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jul 8, 2015 10:16:26am

re: #14 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

trump sez mexico is forcing criminals into our country

Trump wrapping up Latino vote.

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20 Kragar  Jul 8, 2015 10:16:28am

re: #15 Skip Intro

The NYSE shutdown is a blessing, since it stopped the panic trading based on the China market slide.

I question the timing.
///

21 lawhawk  Jul 8, 2015 10:17:31am

re: #14 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

trump sez mexico is forcing criminals into our country

Who you calling a criminal there gringo? /Carlos Slim

22 withak  Jul 8, 2015 10:17:39am

re: #19 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

Trump wrapping up Latino vote.

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I know it’s silly, but part of me can’t shake the idea that Trump, somehow — even unwillingly — is a plant.

23 The Vicious Babushka  Jul 8, 2015 10:18:33am
24 Jenner7  Jul 8, 2015 10:18:34am

nbcnews.com

If anybody cares to watch..live coverage of the House in SC debate the bill…

25 stpaulbear  Jul 8, 2015 10:18:49am

re: #4 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Cyber Breach Blanket Excuse Bingo

I think I see what you did there…

26 The Vicious Babushka  Jul 8, 2015 10:18:58am

re: #22 withak

I know it’s silly, but part of me can’t shake the idea that Trump, somehow — even unwillingly — is a plant.

That thing on top of his head is definitely an animal, not a plant.

27 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jul 8, 2015 10:19:07am

re: #10 Jenner7

Ugly people being ugly. Sigh…

UpChuck, is that you?

/

28 Charles Johnson  Jul 8, 2015 10:19:50am

If you’re trying to deny you’re a white supremacist, it’s probably not the best idea to start writing for a white nationalist, antisemitic hate site like Takimag. Another brilliant move from Chucky.

29 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Jul 8, 2015 10:20:14am

re: #10 Jenner7

Ugly people being ugly. Sigh…

Pat Buchanan lumped in with Hitler, KKK. Ole Pat must be thrilled.

30 withak  Jul 8, 2015 10:21:30am

re: #28 Charles Johnson

If you’re trying to deny you’re a white supremacist, it’s probably not the best idea to start writing for a white nationalist, antisemitic hate site like Takimag. Another brilliant move from Chucky.

What was the idiotic turn of phrase he used to explain that away? Something like, “just exploring other viewpoints.”

31 goddamnedfrank  Jul 8, 2015 10:21:48am

I wonder how much Taki even pays since he only seems to hire burnouts.

32 Bubblehead II  Jul 8, 2015 10:23:24am

re: #22 withak

I know it’s silly, but part of me can’t shake the idea that Trump, somehow — even unwillingly — is a plant.

He is.

33 Charles Johnson  Jul 8, 2015 10:24:41am

re: #32 Bubblehead II

The resemblance is uncanny.

34 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Jul 8, 2015 10:25:46am

Now I’m hungry for some Trump parmigiana….

35 The Vicious Babushka  Jul 8, 2015 10:25:47am

If you need some brain bleach, @deray is live-Tweeting his tour of a historical plantation.

36 Ace-o-aces  Jul 8, 2015 10:26:10am

re: #8 Charles Johnson

In other news, Chuck Johnson is now writing for the white nationalist Takimag, also known as “Stormfront in a suit,” so he’s finally found his level.

donotlink.com

Good god, that was bad even for Taki. A slightly more coherent stream of consciousness rant than his recent blog post on Dylan Roof. Starts off talking about Trump and Mexicans. digresses into birtherism, takes a swipe a Twitter for “censorship”, and then just kind-of ends. It does seem that CCJ has found a new man-crush to replace Ted Cruz though.

37 Mattand  Jul 8, 2015 10:27:00am

re: #28 Charles Johnson

If you’re trying to deny you’re a white supremacist, it’s probably not the best idea to start writing for a white nationalist, antisemitic hate site like Takimag. Another brilliant move from Chucky.

Adam Corolla is on it! And by “on it”, I mean “not giving a flying fuck that his new free speech martyr is an unrepentant racist.”

38 Kragar  Jul 8, 2015 10:27:23am

re: #35 The Vicious Babushka

If you need some brain bleach, @deray is live-Tweeting his tour of a historical plantation.

He’s visiting Whitney Plantation, but I swear to god I first read it as Whitey.

39 Charles Johnson  Jul 8, 2015 10:27:31am

re: #36 Ace-o-aces

donotlink.com

Good god, that was bad even for Taki. A slightly more coherent stream of consciousness rant than his recent blog post on Dylan Roof. Starts off talking about Trump and Mexicans. digresses into birtherism, takes a swipe a Twitter for “censorship”, and then just kind-of ends. It does seem that CCJ has found a new man-crush to replace Ted Cruz though.

Trump is even more open about his deranged xenophobia than Cruz, so of course Chucky digs him.

40 The Vicious Babushka  Jul 8, 2015 10:28:56am

Looks like Ben Shapiro wants to occupy CCJ’s vacant space on Twitter

41 Kragar  Jul 8, 2015 10:29:41am
42 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 8, 2015 10:31:10am
43 Mattand  Jul 8, 2015 10:31:24am

re: #39 Charles Johnson

Trump is even more open about his deranged xenophobia than Cruz, so of course Chucky digs him.

I’m watching this Trump implosion and the only thing I can think is “This man will learn nothing from the last 3 weeks.”

You know how everyone goes back and forth on whether Limbaugh, Coulter, Beck, et. al. believe their own bullshit or not? Not Trump. This guy’s ego has pretty much ruined his business. Yet, he he happily marches on into the buzz saw called reality.

44 Charles Johnson  Jul 8, 2015 10:32:03am
45 GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 8, 2015 10:32:30am

re: #40 The Vicious Babushka

46 The Vicious Babushka  Jul 8, 2015 10:32:45am

re: #41 Kragar

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I don’t think there are all that many people who speak Latin.
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47 Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 8, 2015 10:33:14am

re: #41 Kragar

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48 Shiplord Kirel  Jul 8, 2015 10:33:21am

re: #40 The Vicious Babushka

Looks like Ben Shapiro wants to occupy CCJ’s vacant space on Twitter

Ben Shapiro @benshapiro
Cries as you destroy their businesses, churches, reputations, and lives.

This is often what happens to people who disobey the law. .

49 The Vicious Babushka  Jul 8, 2015 10:33:59am

STUPIDEST MEME OF THE DAY==>
HURR HURR BERNIE SANDERS CAUSED TEH GREECE COLLAPSE WITH TEH SOSHULIZMZ!!!!!!

50 Jenner7  Jul 8, 2015 10:35:37am

re: #42 Backwoods_Sleuth

His poor wife had to explain the n word to his six year old. Because they don’t even say “butt” in their household.

Sweet sweet jeebus….

51 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Jul 8, 2015 10:36:00am

trump lies and panders even more shamelessly than newt gingrich

the first gop debate is in only a few weeks

he’ll kill jeb and the gop will have a giant trump problem

52 jaunte  Jul 8, 2015 10:36:52am

re: #35 The Vicious Babushka

If you need some brain bleach, #deray is live-Tweeting his tour of a historical plantation.

That Deray hashtag is just swarming with whiny racists.
twitter.com

53 The Vicious Babushka  Jul 8, 2015 10:37:30am

re: #52 jaunte

That Deray hashtag is just swarming with whiny racists.
twitter.com

Follow @deray or #WhitneyPlantation for the tour

54 Kragar  Jul 8, 2015 10:38:06am

re: #40 The Vicious Babushka

55 Feline Fearless Leader  Jul 8, 2015 10:45:44am

re: #13 blueraven

Says he will be in CA with Clint Eastwood soon.

Seriously, if that is true all I can say is; How the mighty have fallen.
This would even top his empty chair routine. Trump is pure poison.

Trump can speak at the GOP convention and address an empty wig stand.

56 unproven innocence  Jul 8, 2015 11:06:49am

I suspect the shutdown may be related to this:
Adobe Flash exploit that was leaked by Hacking Team goes wild; patch now!
Hours after the 0day was found, it was added to popular exploit kits.

by Dan Goodin - Jul 8, 2015 11:15am EDT

Second Flash™ patch in the last ten or so days, I think.

57 Maxwell Not So Smart  Jul 8, 2015 11:42:24am

A long while ago I used to support terminals for trade desks. One day I was doing a mid day repair on this guys station. It took me about 15 minutes. Toward the end of my repair he says to me I might have just lost 6 million while you’re ephing around with that thing in a very loud and and angry tone. I said to him how do you know I didn’t just save you 6 million by it being down. He said Fyou and walked away.

Just another day on the trade desk. I imagine he went to do some coke while I was finishing up.

58 Bird in the Paw  Jul 8, 2015 11:57:45am

re: #51 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

…and the gop will have a giant trump problem

I read that as ‘a giant turnip problem’. Hmmm, sounds fairly apropos.


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