It might seem a little far-fetched, but stick with me here.
If your eyes had returned to a non-blurry field of vision after watching the highest rated ad during the Super Bowl last night, you can recall that there was a 34 minute blackout at the stadium where all play was forced to stop. If the Ravens had lost, we’d be hearing about how the 49ers had orchestrated the blackout to stop momentum but since they won (congratulations to AirPatrol’s home state team!), now we can blame China.
It’s not news to anyone that China and the United States are playing on opposite sides of the field when it comes to cybersecurity. Also, just one day after the power goes out at the New Orleans stadium, China is suspected for hacks on the Department of Energy. This isn’t new either – remember the Night Dragon attacks from 2011 that focused on energy companies?
“Shortly after the beginning of the second half of the Super Bowl in the Mercedes Benz Superdome, a piece of equipment that is designed to monitor electrical load sensed an abnormality in the system. Once the issue was detected, the sensing equipment operated as designed and opened a breaker, causing power to be partially cut to the Superdome in order to isolate the issue.”
Another aspect of this blackout was the massive change in which screens people were hooked onto. Attendees and TV viewers moved to social media channels like Twitter, which savvy companies made their new advertising target (I’m talking about you, Oreo) and tweets reached 3,858 per second. Remember how Twitter was hacked a few days ago?
China attacks Energy companies. There is an abnormality in the stadium’s electrical load during the highest watched TV program in the US. People resort to Twitter, which has been recently hacked. More hacking threats on the DOE.
Just an idea; maybe China was just trying to help California win.