It’s December — that time of the year when many industry experts make
all sorts of predictions for the year ahead. But one prophecy caught
Business Insider’s eye: the whole internet will shut down for 24 hours.
dire forecast comes from US technology security vendor LogRhythm.
According to the company’s chief information security officer and vice
president James Carder, it won’t just be a technical issue stopping
people from uploading their selfies on Instagram.
“In 2017, we’re going to see it hit big sometime, somewhere. If the internet goes down, financial markets will tank,” he said.