Computer glitches expose vulnerability of critical infrastructure

Operations at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and Wall Street Journal were severely impacted on Wednesday by what officials say are unrelated technical glitches in their respective computer systems. While authorities say the issues do not appear to have been caused by hackers, the fact that they were able to grind to a halt a significant portion of the nation’s financial and transportation infrastructure has raised questions about the security of these highly-critical systems and their ability to be brought back online in the event of a significant cyber terror attack. (Read more)