Cybergeddon (from tech. cyber-, lit. "computer"; Hebrew: Megiddo, extracted from Har Megiddo ("mountain of final battle") refers to cataclysm resulting from a large-scale sabotage of all computerized networks, systems and activities.
In light of escalating internet connectivity, and with human infrastructure growing dependent on computerized systems, technology theorists are increasingly vocal about the dangers of network disruption. Hypothetically considered, an exceptionally comprehensive attack could shut down all economic, political and military systems, causing global disorder and societal collapse.
"Cybergeddon is a possibility," FireEye CEO Ashar Aziz explained in an interview with Bloomberg: "Attacks on critical infrastructures such as the power grid or financial institutions could wreak havoc not just on United States economy, but in fact, the world economy."
Modern apocrypha relates several cybergeddon-style forewarnings that have become mythical in areas of the doomsday blogosphere, a culture of the Internet that both fears and predicts a cyber "End of Days" as the penultimate, technological component to humankind’s self-destruction in the Battle of Armageddon.
- "FireEye CEO Says `Cybergeddon' Is a Possiblity [sic]: Video". Bloomberg. 2011-06-24. Retrieved 2012-11-22.