January 24, 2000 Systems Crash


All communications data in the United States is centrally processed for monitoring and eavesdropping purposes by the NSA in Fort Meade. On January 24, 2000, this central processing system crashed and remained down for 73 hours. A cracker group, acting on a tip from a senior government official, had reportedly broken into the system. Following the crash, the NSA fortified its security protocol. To avoid future physical and cyber-terrorist attacks, the system was transferred from Fort Meade to Arsenal Gear.

The leader of the group that broke into the system was none other than Emma Emmerich.