He kept his white polo shirt on, stuffed the pistol into the back of his pants, pocketed the map and the small flashlight, then closed the bag again and tossed it on his back.
It started small enough; identity theft on a mass scale, attacks on credit card companies, border control databases, city surveillance, but then they crashed Wall Street.
After that, things got worse and worse, government documents were stolen and sold on the black market, attacks were made on power grids and municipalities, the very infrastructure of America and major cities around the world were beginning to lose stability. America first, then most of Europe, Asia, and onward, each continent going dark, city by city, like falling dominoes.
By the time they began accessing military operational commands via the Pentagon mainframe, governments around the world had no choice but to take it all out and attempt to start over. Within a week, there wasn’t a single inhabited area on the planet that hadn’t had its electronics fried by the devices.
“Remember,” he said once more to the crowd, “Get home, gather food, water, and lock your doors.” It was the best advice he could give to the unprepared group of employees, but he knew there was so much more to be done.
Even getting out of the city was going to be difficult, he thought, and I’m sure none of them are prepared for what’s to come. ” he said, and walked into his office and closed the door.