'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: