The NYSE, along with United and WSJ.com, outages were cause for concern last week, raising a variety of questions in the midst of reports of “technical issues”. The official statement reads as follows:
“It was determined that the NYSE and NYSE MKT customer gateways were not loaded with the proper configuration compatible with the new release.”
Our very own Rich Banta, chief compliance officer and co-owner of Lifeline Data Centers, shared his own thoughts and comments in a recent TechTarget article regarding the outage.
“An attack is a technical issue you have to plan for,” Banta said, after noting two of the three outages were at Wall Street-focused organizations.” I’m just not buying it, personally.”
What he means by “it” is the “NYSE said publicly the technical issues were not the result of a cyber-breach”, according to TechTarget. A mysterious tweet was posted from an “anonymous” account the night before:
Wonder if tomorrow is going to be bad for Wall Street…. we can only hope.
— Anonymous (@YourAnonNews) July 8, 2015