No Good, Very Bad Day for Tech

  • July 15, 2015
  • Computer Security News

Did you notice when three large entities experienced technological disruptions on the same day and around the same time? If you did business with United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange or The Wall Street Journal on July 8, 2015, you may have experienced the anomalies first-hand. Portland computer repair experts state that two of the companies attribute the incidents to internal errors.

What Happened?

  • United Airlines: Technical disruptions due to router problems prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to ground U.S. flights temporarily. The airline’s website also experienced problems. This was the second technical problem in two months for the airline.
  • New York Stock Exchange: Computer glitches caused the entire stock exchange to shut down between 11:30 a.m. and 3:10 p.m.
  • Wall Street Journal: The homepage crashed, displaying a 504 outage, and was unavailable for less than 60 minutes for unknown reasons. The periodical reported about United’s technical difficulties just prior to experiencing its own.

Cyber security experts, government officials and small-business computer support specialists reported that cyber intrusions did not cause the technical problems, and the three incidents were unrelated. There is speculation that the United Airlines’ and the Wall Street Journal’s websites crash after news about the New York Stock Exchange broke.

The Solution

With technologies always advancing, it’s wise for consumers (and companies) to be proactive instead of reactive in regards to security and privacy. For business owners and regular folks, this means ensuring that all Internet-connected systems and devices have the proper security protocols and updates to prevent the unthinkable from happening.

How well would you fair if your business or home network experienced a technical glitch or security problem? Don’t find out the hard way. Get in touch with the computer repair service experts at Happy Hamster for a checkup and custom recommendations.


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