The New York Stock Exchange reopened Wednesday after an unprecedented three hour halt in trading caused by a major technical glitch. The freeze in trading at one of the world’s largest exchanges was highly unusual. A U.S. official told the Washington Post that there was “no indication” that the problems were the result of a cyberattack. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity, added that the incident “seems like a technical issue.”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.