'Dark Knight's' Bane Blamed Online for NYSE Disruption
"Is Bane loose in the NYSE?"
The New York Stock Exchange halted trading on Wednesday due to a "technical glitch." Although no cyberattack is suspected, at around the same time The Wall Street Journal's homepage went down and United Airlines grounded flights, prompting a wave of conspiracy theories.
The most popular theory on Twitter is that Bane, the fictional villain from The Dark Knight Rises, is behind the NYSE's suspension of trading.
In the film, Bane takes over the stock exchange, holding traders hostage while barking out commands. The scene in which he does that went viral on Twitter in a series of photos, video clips and GIFs.
Here's what people had to say on social media:
fav if Bane is standing behind you, forcing you to tweet this https://t.co/TkSLmEnOIi— Kaye Toal (@ohkayewhatever) July 8, 2015
So, the New York Stock Exchange is down? Probably Bane. pic.twitter.com/feQsWpLtvj— Al Vimh (@al_vimh) July 8, 2015
Bane has certainly become more sophisticated in his attacks on the #NYSE since Dark Knight Rises— Holy City Investor (@HlyCtyInvestor) July 8, 2015
OH GOD IS IT BANE— John DeVore (@JohnDeVore) July 8, 2015
EXCLUSIVE footage of NYSE now: http://t.co/1s04M5Nkqp— Josh Goodson (@joshwgoodson) July 8, 2015
Is Bane loose in the NYSE?— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) July 8, 2015
OMG the @NYSE is down and Bane is trending on twitter. This is my favorite thing to ever happen on the internet. Ever.— Cassandra (@CassandraRules) July 8, 2015
*runs up breathless* DID SOMEONE MAKE A BANE JOKE? *pants* IS IT TOO LATE TO MAKE A BANE JOKE?— Allison Kilkenny (@allisonkilkenny) July 8, 2015