Was Anonymous Behind NYSE Glitch? They predicted it a Day Before

The mysterious message Tweeted by Anonymous, the widely known hacktivist group, has left many wondering whether they were behind the cyberattack on NYSE, if it was a cyber attack.

Their tweet stated that the next day would be a ‘bad day’ for Wall Street and less than a day after, it seems like this wasn’t just another threat.

The New York Stock exchange activity came to a standstill twelve hours later owing to a technical fault, an explanation NYSE posted on twitter. As per Bloomberg and CNN, Homeland Security further confirmed that there was indeed no sign that the halt in NYSE normal operation was as a result of a cyber attack.

The message was tweeted by YourAnonNews, but when we asked the admins handling YAN, they didn’t bother to reply to our message. 

Earlier on, another surprisingly coincidence; United Airlines had temporarily suspended all its flights owing to a system issue. Despite White House stating that President of the United States has been informed about the issue, questions still linger as to whether there is cause for alarm.

Could there be a connection between Anonymous’ tweet and the service interruption at NYSE and United Airlines or it was just another technical glitch? We will never know what actually happened because the hacktivist group is completely disorganized with zero media handling skills.

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Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.