Was NADAQ hit by a Cyber Attack? $5.7 trillion locked up as Trading Halts for over 3 Hours
So far this week, it looks like Hackers were able to take down the entire Google and Amazon Networks, and now it looks like they may have penetrated our Stock Markets.
Late Thursday afternoon, trading on the NASDAQ mysteriously came to a screeching halt. For more than 3 hours the Stock Market was down, locking up over $5.7 trillion. The unexplained halt in trading, to which we still have not received an explanation to what really happened, halted trading for the tech industry’s biggest names, including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon.com and Cisco Systems . The five companies have a combined market cap of more than $1 trillion.
After seeing what USA Today is describing as a possible Hacker Attack, and watching the major attacks earlier this week, I believe it is more important than ever to make sure you’re prepared for what may be coming.
For the last couple of years, we’ve been warning our readers that hackers and foreign governments were actively looking to take down our infrastructure. This is a threat that cannot be ignored, and one that will likely affect our economy and our way of life. In my opinion, this is one of the top threats that we face, and is something that can literally crash our entire system.
If these hackers really are penetrating some of the worlds most advanced and secure systems, then it’s only a matter of time before these attacks start to cause some real problems.