Originally posted by de Thor
Has anyone read the book Digital Fortress by Dan Brown?
This hacker has incriminating info about the government and he posts an encrypted file online. NSA tries to crack it with their huge supercomputer but come to realize that they actually downloaded a virus and now he has access to all of the NSA's top secret files.
Could be a stretch, but something to think about?
This is EXACTLY what I was thinking. That would be a perfect excuse for Obama to shut down the internet. "Our most secret files have been stolen so we need to take immediate action by taking down the web. This will only be temporary" Just speculating but a very interesting thought none the less