However, I was constantly bothered by my phone going off like every 5 minutes as of 10 AM.
When I finally plugged in I saw what had happened.
As a follower of @youranonnews, I often see them on the thread but didn't notice the "you about to get got" tweet.
Anyway, by now most know that NY trading was suspended around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday due to what they called a "technical issue," which, funny enough they posted on twitter.
The Department of Homeland Security said there was no indication the NYSE had been hacked, this is according to Bloomberg and CNN. The exchange said the glitch could not be attributed to "a cyber breach."
"The issue we are experiencing is an internal technical issue and is not the result of a cyber breach," it said in another statement. "We chose to suspend trading on NYSE to avoid problems arising from our technical issue. NYSE-listed securities continue to trade unaffected on other market centers."
Anonymous has previously targeted Wall Street and made headlines in 2011 when it threatened to "destroy" the New York Stock Exchange. If this was them, then congrats cyber brats. Score one for the good guys.
I don't inspire anyone to do this kind of stuff, but I'm not against it either. Sorry to say, it needs to be done.
If we as a people are not going to join the fight and keep this from happening, then they have no choice.
If we stopped using credit cards, stopped buying so many gadgets, lowered our use of gas, not eat at food chains, stopped online shopping, and other debt raising activities, we would start to see a huge change in the economy and society.
This is the second time I say this and find myself thinking I'll be saying it often.
Who knows what really happened. If it was a hack, the information is out there. It'll pop up soon enough.
If we continue to sit back and do nothing, this will not stop.
Unfortunately, this is a war. A war of information, of the economy, of class and against corporate dominance of society.
If you don't do your part, you can't complain.