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NYSE website hobbled by outages

2011-10-11 09:48

San Francisco - A company that monitors website response times says The New York Stock Exchange's website was hobbled twice on Monday, possibly the result of computer attacks.

A San Mateo-based company called Keynote Systems Inc says the NYSE website experienced a one-minute outage around 15:30, then a half-hour outage about two hours later.

 The loosely organised Anonymous hacking group has threatened an attack on the NYSE as part of anti-Wall Street protests. Some protesters have objected because of the impression the hack would leave about the movement as a whole.

NYSE spokesperson Ray Pellecchia said there was no interruption during the first time period. He said he couldn't immediately comment on performance during the second time period.

Trading operations at the NYSE were not affected.

Comments
  • Willie_G - 2011-10-11 10:03

    From "occupy wall street" to "occupy wall street’s computers".. The capitalist hungry 1% must not forget that a lot of specialised IT technicians (and hackers) were retrenched and are currently unemployed due to their corporate greed!

      daaivark - 2011-10-11 10:07

      Yip.

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