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Friday, October 21, 2016

“There is no indication that malicious actors were involved” in the glitch that shut down the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, according to White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

Earnest said that President Obama had been briefed, and that “effective communication” between private sector officials and public officials in charge of cybersecurity was taking place.

Although the current situation is not due to a cyberattack, Earnest asserted that the federal government’s “security posture is continually evolving to reflect the current threat environment.”

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  • charleo1

    What’s the big deal? It’s only pretend money anyways.

  • angelsinca

    If the White House says so, it must be the truth.

  • ikallicrates

    I watched a live feed from the NYSE during the shutdown, and no one suggested it was a ‘glitch’. All reporters said the NYSE was shut down deliberately, to slow down the worldwide stock selloff due to panic over the collapse of China’s stock market.

    China’s stock market collapse will have more serious consequences for the world’s economy than the Greek crisis, but Western media are too provincial to give it the attention it deserves.