'Black Mirror,' 'Mr. Robot' and More Respond to Internet Outage
Internet-savvy shows took advantage of the cyber attack Friday, with the USA drama tweeting, "A well-timed DDoS attack. Is that all it takes to make the world panic?"
Friday's cyber attack instituted a massive blackout that affected a roster of popular websites including Twitter and Netflix. The outages lasted long enough to give users a reason to panic, then later to vent once access was restored.
Netflix and Twitter are back up and running, but after the outage, celebrities like Steve Harvey and Jimmy Kimmel, along with TV series Mr. Robot and Black Mirror (whose new season debuted on Netflix the same day), responded to the blackout via tweets about the unexpected internet downtime.
The long-awaited season premiere of Black Mirror inspired fans to use the show as a literal mirror of what transpired early Friday with a series of memes and galactic theories. The show's account also tweeted a message in reference to the blackout.
South Park even commented on the outage, saying, "Internet is fixed. Thanks to Kyle."
Mr. Robot also released a cryptic message about all the chaos that read, "A well-timed DDos attack. Is that all it takes to make the world panic? #MrRobot."
It would appear so, judging from the frenzy of users who can't seem to survive without the comfort of tweets or Netflix.
Check out some of the reactions below.
Twitter is no longer available to users below a 5 star rating. We apologize for the inconvenience.— Black Mirror (@blackmirror) October 21, 2016
Internet is fixed. Thanks to Kyle. pic.twitter.com/fSfSW8eHPJ— South Park (@SouthPark) October 21, 2016
When Twitter was down I didn't even notice cause I got so many gigs.— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) October 21, 2016
I guess I'm supposed to say that Twitter being down for the last four hours was a refreshing break for me.— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) October 21, 2016
TWITTER AND NETFLIX ARE BACK!! ALL I'VE WANTED TO DO TODAY IS TWEET ABOUT HOW MUCH I MISSED NETFLIX OMGGGG DROP DEAD DIVA HERE I COME— Remi Cruz (@missremiashten) October 21, 2016
OMG TWITTER IS BACK!!! THAT WAS SUCH A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! I COULDN'T GET ON FOR HOURS!!! I THOUGHT THE WORLD WAS ENDING!!!!— Rachel Ballinger (@MissRBaller) October 21, 2016
GUYS I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FUNCTION WITH TWITTER BEING DOWN PLEASE DON'T EVER LEAVE ME ALONE LIKE THIS @TWITTER— Justine Ezarik (@ijustine) October 21, 2016