Here’s a thought that may make one think.

Instead of a 9/11 style attack, big and brash, how about a death of a thousand cuts?

Small attacks in places no one would expect, a massacre in a nursing home in Topeka, churches in Mobile, a shopping mall in Des Moines, suddenly the terror factor is magnified because its everywhere and everyone.

New Yirk is threatened, doesn’t effect someone in Fargo much at all, but when it could be anywhere and literally is everywhere, its a different ball game.

Right now in various places it wouldn’t take much to light the fuse.
White guy walks into a St Louis church and opens fire?
By the time they figure out who ‘zippy’ was, the city will have destroyed itself.

How’s that for scary? And no viruses or such are needed.