Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, Anonymous wished bad luck to befall Wall Street.
When the New York Stock Exchange experienced “technical issues” slightly less than twelve hours later, Anonymous appeared to have received its wish.
Trading abruptly halted at 11:32am on Wednesday morning due to “some technical malfunctions,”explained NYSE director of floor operations, Art Cashin. While U.S. officials claimed there were no signs of a “cyber breach” that would have caused the difficulties, the timing of the Anonymous message is . . . interesting.
Tweeted under the handle @YourAnonNews, the midnight jinx stated, “Wonder if tomorrow is going to be bad for Wall Street . . . we can only hope.”
Wonder if tomorrow is going to be bad for Wall Street…. we can only hope.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) July 8, 2015
An unnamed Department of Homeland Security official told Bloomberg there were no indications of a cyberattack—so far. President Obama had received a briefing on the situation.
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