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The Tokyo Stock Exchange plans to resume normal operations Friday after it halted trading for the entire day Thursday owing to what it said was a malfunction in its computer systems — the worst such outage ever.

There was no indication that the outage at the world’s third-largest exchange resulted from hacking or other cybersecurity breaches.

“We are extremely sorry for the troubles we have caused,” Koichiro Miyahara, president and CEO of the exchange, told reporters late Thursday.

The exchange issued a statement later saying it would open as usual Friday. It said it foresaw no problems with resuming trading.

Miyahara and other exchange officials said a computer hardware device they called “Machine 1” failed, and the backup, “Machine 2,” didn’t kick in, so stock price information was not being relayed properly.

The officials characterized the problem as a memory malfunction.

They said that rebooting the system during a trading

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Sept. 28 (UPI) — Microsoft reported a service interruption Monday evening for Microsoft 365 programs, the company said.

“Users [are] unable to access Outlook.com, Microsoft Teams including Teams Live Events, and Office.com.,” the company said on its website. “Additionally, Power Platform and Dynamics365 properties are affected by this incident.”

“We’re not observing an increase in successful connections after rolling back a recent change. We’re working to evaluate additional mitigation solutions while we investigate the root cause,” the company tweeted.

The problem was first reported around 5 p.m. Eastern time, according to Down Detector, a website that tracks internet outages.

Users complained that even apps such as SharePoint, OneDrive and Noodle, which required a Microsoft email login, were unresponsive Monday night. Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing network was also inaccessible, users said.

“I don’t know if my file was saved and uploaded to the cloud properly,” posted a PowerPoint user with

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