It started as a Company raid, aided by a hacker who crashed the system of a Rival company. It escalated, every computer system in the World crashed. Hospitals, Electricity, Money. All were lost and the only way to even get the beginning of a re-start needed electricity. -- Anon Guest
The moral, if there was one, was always add extra stop clauses in your trojan worms. Some would say it should have been, don't create trojan worms that will end the world as you know it. Regardless, ConnSafeT should never have hired hackers to end the profits of MegaGloboSecuriCorp. Having had the idea of hiring hackers to do that, they really should have looked into those hackers' records.
Now the world was ending. So had ConnSafeT and MegaGloboSecuriCorp.
The global power grid went down, and so did every system of records with it. Surges fried just about every hard drive and server in the world, and those that remained could not work without power. For twenty-four hours, those in urgent need of electricity scrambled to attain some. Power corrupts, but electricity is life. For twenty-four hours, volunteers manually pumped ventilators that kept tiny premature newborns alive. For twenty-four hours, transactions that could not go ahead electronically did not go through. Communication died between nations. Between states. Between cities. Between towns.