Downtime (hoe toepasselijk) stuurde een linkje naar dit artikel van CNN, waarin geschreven wordt dat een belangrijke supercomputer van de Amerikaanse inlichtingendienst drie dagen is plat heeft gelegen door storing als gevolg van overbelasting. Er zou geen sprake zijn van moedwillige sabotage:
An NSA spokeswoman confirmed Saturday that computer systems at the NSA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Maryland, crashed last Monday and remained down for almost three days.
[...] Monday's crash affected "the processing of intelligence, but not the collection of intelligence," according to the spokeswoman. In other words, the computer continued to receive information, but workers were unable to access it.
[...] Officials said as soon as the computer system went down, so- called "work arounds" allowed the highest priority information to be processed, such as intelligence needed to support U.S. troops deployed around the world.
Sources said the problem occurred because the computer system was overloaded and badly stressed. Indicating the scope of the crash, sources said NSA technicians had to reconstruct the entire system.