The computer network serving the Missouri House of Representatives was the target of a sophisticated cyber-attack earlier today. At approximately 2:30 p.m. Central Time, the electronic voting boards at the front of the chamber went dark for several seconds. When technicians brought the boards back online, they were playing the motion pictures, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington and Dave.
Members of the House were prevented from evacuating the chamber due to a breach of the security system that automatically locks all exits, and had to sit through the two films –showing simultaneously– which ran for almost two hours.
“Why in God’s name didn’t they at least letter box the damn things?!” lamented one frustrated state rep when finally freed from the chamber.
A little known group of cyber terrorist calling themselves Celluloid Bandits are claiming credit for the attack.