“Anonymous” Attack Threatens New York Stock Exchange

Posted by adaniels in Blog on October 10, 2011

Is the New York Stock Exchange about to be attacked by some “Anonymous”mischief-makers? That’s what the digital sabotage group “Anonymous Hackers” is threatening for this week, On Wall Street reports.

The group recently posted two YouTube videos threatening mayhem against the NYSE.  In the video addressed to the media, Anonymous claims that “on October 10, NYSE shall be erased from the Internet. On October 10, expect a day that shall never, ever be forgot.” The video claims that the group will target NYSE.com at 3:30 p.m. on that day.  However, as InvestmentNews.com notes, NYSE.com is a news site that simply contains information about the company, and does not facilitate trading activities. The actual trading system is run through computers from Mahwah, New Jersey.

The second video, addressed to “the brave citizens of New York,” appears to connect Anonymous’ planned actions as being in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests. The video claims that ordinary citizens have unwittingly given a “multibillion dollar credit line to the companies and banks that continue to systematically abuse us,” saying that “this is our chance to show them the people will not allow this to continue.”

Written by Lisa Swan

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