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MAJOR NEWS OUT OF WALL STREET: New York Stock Exchange shuts down…was it a cyberattack, or worse?

NYSE says suspension of trading is result of ‘internal technical issue’ and not related to ‘cyber breach.’
By Cynthia Blank

The New York Stock Exchange shut down trading on Wednesday at exactly 11:32 a.m. local time.

In a brief announcement, the exchange said it was experiencing an “internal technical issue.” Later, NYSE stressed in a tweet that the suspension was “not the result of a cyber breach.”

“We will be providing further updates as soon as we can, and are doing our utmost to produce a swift resolution, communicate thoroughly and transparently, and ensure a timely and orderly market re-open,” the NYSE said.

Similar technical malfunctions also occurred earlier Wednesday morning at United Airlines, as well as to the homepage of The Wall Street Journal at roughly the same time as the NYSE.

The Journal managed to restore a limited homepage by 12:18 p.m…..


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