The NYSE’s posture is disconcerting to say the least. No matter what caused the NYSE trading halt (cyberattack, bad leaver, software glitch, configuration difficulty, coding disruption or otherwise), it is not wise to rule out a cyberattack without first conducting an independent, truth-seeking investigation. And stating that the WSJ and United data breaches were not connected to the NYSE breach could very well be true but is also a bit aggressive.
The NYSE could say that the disruption does not appear to be caused by a cyberattack and that the disruptive events appear unrelated, but even that seems somewhat premature.
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