Movie about power grid failure

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Blackout by Marc Elsberg

A terrifyingly plausible, million-copy selling debut about an international blackout perpetrated by a hacker attack.

One night, the lights go out across Europe. The electrical grids collapse on an epic scale and unleash a devastating chaos in the total blackout. And unbeknownst to the general population, nuclear reactors are starting to overheat…

When a former hacker and activist who knows a thing or two about infiltrating networks starts investigating the cause of this disaster, he soon becomes a prime suspect. As threats to the United States start to emerge, he goes on the run with a young American reporter based in Paris, racing desperately to turn the lights back on. Because if they stay off, tomorrow may be too late.
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Blackout UK 2013

docu-drama, "American Blackout" reveals in gritty detail the impact of what happens when a cyber attack on the United States takes down the power grid.
Marc Elsberg

National Geographic broadcasts fictional docudrama "American Blackout" Oct. 27

Sign in. Get a quick look at the the week's trailers, including Villains , Countdown , Like a Boss , and more. Watch now. A true horror documentary series which brings to life the stories of people who have lived through paranormal experiences that defy explanation. Three people from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a stalled elevator. What at first seems like an inconvenience rapidly escalates into a nightmare. Then There Was is an ensemble thriller which tells the story of four college students, an expectant couple, and a lone survival expert who are confronted by a global blackout that forces

All rights reserved. Unfortunately, though, the possibility of such a breakdown is all too real. The scenario envisioned by GridEx II is a particularly scary one, in which terrorists or an enemy country stages a combination of cyber attacks and physical attacks that destroy or render inoperable crucial power facilities and take down large sections of the grid. As a May Congressional report noted, sophisticated cyber saboteurs may already be probing our vulnerability to a massive blackout. One company alone told congressional investigators that it was hit with an astonishing 10, attacks in a typical month.

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All rights reserved. As evidenced by all the October cable movie marathons, Halloween season is the time when people like to watch scary movies. The series is set in a post-apocalyptic world 15 years after a mysterious worldwide blackout. There have been dozens of sci-fi movies, horror films and thrillers over the years that address — directly or indirectly — our cultural anxieties about blackouts, energy crises and subsequent disasters. This Halloween, forget about ghosts and vampires. Go for the really scary stuff.

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