2019 Financial Crash

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2019 Financial Crash

In September of 2019 the Dow Industrial Average hit its highest value in history. By the end of October the Dow has dropped almost 4000 points. The roots of this downturn were in measures taken during the financial crisis that started in 2007. The initial crash was precipitated by the bankruptcy of a small investment bank, Ludwig and Partners. They were hacked and several deals were engineered that created issues for some larger partners. The bankruptcy prevented other companies from unwinding the deals or finding the information about the hacking for several years.
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After a full postmortem is completed, it is revealed that this was the first attack by the Reaper Virus. It appears to have been an initial test, before the attack on the US ATC network.

2019 Financial Crash

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