Around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning the New York Stock Exchange shut down. Initial reports claimed the malfunction was a technical issue, and Homeland Security issued a statement that said it had no suspicion of foul play.
“The issue we are experiencing is an internal technical issue and is not the result of a cyber breach. We chose to suspend trading on NYSE to avoid problems arising from our technical issue. NYSE-listed securities continue to trade unaffected on other market centers.”
Despite official reports the NYSE malfuction was a system glitch, concerns are mounting that it was anything but that. In a tweet on July 7, an anonymous twitter account made a now very interesting statement. The tweet read “Wonder if tomorrow is going to be a bad day for Wall Street…. we can only hope.”
Anonymous has previously targeted Wall Street, and in 2011 even threatened to “destroy” the NYSE. Across the web speculation grows that official reports aren’t being completely truthful, which should come as no shock to anyone.
Other speculation includes the stock exchange was purposefully halted after stocks began to slide rapidly across the globe. Just before the “hack” took place, Chinese markets were collapsing. Let’s also not forget the Wall Street Journal website went down as well…which seems odd given the incident wasn’t related to the new NYSE system.
The NYSE reopened around 3 p.m. and continued for about an hour before closing down 376 points. Although the tweet made by anonymous seems to have had some insight into today’s events, it could have simply been a statement regarding the uncertainty in global markets. Something definately doesn’t fit the narrative, and only time will reveal the truth.