Stock Exchange Unaffected Monday Despite Threat of Cyber Attack

By Ben Fractenberg on October 10, 2011 11:06am | Updated on October 10, 2011 11:09am

The hacker group Anonymous threatened a cyber attack on the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 10.
The hacker group Anonymous threatened a cyber attack on the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 10.
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MANHATTAN — A faction of the hacker group Anonymous is still planning to "attack" the New York Stock Exchange, according to a message posted by the group on Oct. 8.

"Those who are going to be part of the attack have a message to the N Y S E: We hack you because we don't like you," the group said in a video on its YouTube site.

It is not clear if they will try to disrupt trading or just attack the NYSE's website.

On Oct. 2 the group first posted a video threatening the attack. It was vague, saying simply, "On October 10, NYSE will be erased from the Internet. On October 10 expect a day that will never ever be forgot."

As of Monday morning both the exchange and NYSE website were functioning without any apparent problems.

The group previously posted the name and personal information about the NYPD officer accused of using pepper spray on Occupy Wall Street protesters near Union Square.

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