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

Wed, Jul 8, 2015 at 10:04:31 am

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

OK, that might be a slight exaggeration.

(1 of 3) The issue we are experiencing is an internal technical issue and is not the result of a cyber breach.

— NYSE (@NYSE) July 8, 2015

(2 of 3) We chose to suspend trading on NYSE to avoid problems arising from our technical issue.

— NYSE (@NYSE) July 8, 2015

(3 of 3) NYSE-listed securities continue to trade unaffected on other market centers.

— NYSE (@NYSE) July 8, 2015

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.

Was anybody actually using the stock exchange anyway?

— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) July 8, 2015