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“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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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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