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Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2015 7:55 p.m. PST

So, today the New York Stock Exchange, a major US airline, and the Wall Street Journal all suffered "computer glitches."


That's finance, transportation and the press all hit at the same time.

Smells like an attack to me, or worse, a testing of capability before a big attack on multiple outlets.

Could be a coincidence, but… seems awfully interesting on the timing.

Tom Bryant08 Jul 2015 8:29 p.m. PST

Its possible, but unless there's a Blofeld out there (anybody hear from the Koch Brothers and George Soros lately) I can't see who or why ANYBODY would want a major attack. Even a small scale attack could cause incredible amounts of chaos and really folks this is not the time for it.

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2015 2:37 a.m. PST

really folks this is not the time for it.

Unless chaos is what your after…….

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2015 6:07 a.m. PST

I can see a number of currently active hostile groups/powers/nations/fanatics that would delight in causing worldwide disaster, much less disaster in America.
And I can think of any number of radicalized left and right wing groups who would love to carry out the same attacks on capitalists and corporations, either ignorant of or in hopes of creating an economic disaster.

MarescialloDiCampo Inactive Member09 Jul 2015 6:52 a.m. PST

too funny, nothing nefarious, just our crumbling infrastructure, lack of updates, patches, etc…
Wait until the real chaos results from all the government dependence on MS2003…

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP10 Jul 2015 5:28 p.m. PST

Plenty of stuff out there runs terrible, outdated stuff with poor patch policies.

IT security is seen as an expense, not an investment, hence it only gets invested in, when you absolutely can't avoid it.

Charlie 1211 Jul 2015 3:24 a.m. PST

2 out 3 of those were due to software updates gone bad (and that NEVER happens…. much!). Don't know about the third, but odds are good the same reason. No deep conspiracy here; just ordinary incompetence…

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