Subject: NYSE, UA, WSJ & Anonymous Star in “Glitch Wednesday”
From: Alex Kemp
Date: Thursday, 09 July 2015 15:42:43 +0100
To: Oliver Kemp, Micaela Kemp, Liisa Kemp, Davin Kemp

Tuesday 7 July 2015 (11:45pm ET):
Anonymous (a notorious hacker group) tweet: “Wonder if Wed will be bad for Wall Street?”


Wednesday 8 July 2015 12noon GMT (08:00 ET):
someone pulls the plug on the United Airline computer network (again)

This seems a repeat of a similar incident on 2 June, and once again the FAA grounds UA, affecting 3,500 flights. It takes 2 hours for their network to be restarted:


Wednesday 8 July 2015 3:30pm (11:30 ET):
the New York Stock Exchange (‘NYSE’, located on Wall Street) stops trading, citing a “Technical Issue”:

Traders at NYSE
NYSE suffers a ‘Technical Issue’. “That wasn’t me, was it? I only needed a few hours to recharge my mobile?”

A few minutes after the NYSE stops trading:
the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) website goes down:


The WSJ gets back up first (~80 mins):

WSJ back

...followed by the NYSE (~4 hours):

NYSE back

However, as one twitter wag said it, there are those caught up in a full storm:

Alex Kemp