Hacking The Grid Article

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  1. Pragmatist

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    https://www.eenews.net/stories/1061111289

    Good morning all,

    Above tells of a grid hacking report.

    Note the article's "victim utility".

    There is a piece of advice worth reflecting on: "Have as few internet facing devices as possible".

    I am learning the IT world: a "script kiddie" is an unskilled hacker. What's the difference between getting infected by a surgeon or a street vagrant? between getting shot by an amateur convenience store robber or a professional terrorist ?

    At bottom of article is a "sign up" for the org's newsletter.
     
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  2. Old Geezer

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    America's enemies do not have to resort to bombs. They can just go with a hack attack. Recently, we've had some cyber attacks, but they have only been practice runs; when the time comes, our nation's infrastructure is going to get ripped. For years now, firewalls have been put up to prevent this sort of thing; however, our country and America's allies are still massively vulnerable.

    https://www.securityweek.com/cyberattack-forces-shutdown-major-us-pipeline

    "A cyberattack has forced an operational shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the largest refined products pipeline in the United States.

    "The Colonial Pipeline Company said late Friday that it was the victim of a cyberattack, sparking the company to proactively take certain systems offline and temporarily halt all pipeline operations. The company said the attack had impacted some of its IT systems, but did not say if any of its operational technology (OT) systems were directly impacted.

    "It's unclear if the incident involved ransomware, or was another form or malware or breach.

    "The company has hired a third-party cybersecurity firm which has already launched an investigation into the nature and scope of this incident.

    “'Colonial Pipeline is taking steps to understand and resolve this issue,” the pipeline operator said in a statement. 'At this time, our primary focus is the safe and efficient restoration of our service and our efforts to return to normal operation. This process is already underway, and we are working diligently to address this matter and to minimize disruption to our customers and those who rely on Colonial Pipeline.'

    "The Colonial Pipeline is the largest refined products pipeline in the United States, transporting more than 100 million gallons of fuel daily through a pipeline system that spans more than 5,500 miles between Houston, Texas and Linden, New Jersey."

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    Several articles are out concerning this most recent attack; here's another article. I've tried avoiding links from the mainstream media, because their information cannot be trusted and because they always toss-in some commie comments. They are the enemies of America, after all.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/cyberattack-shuts-down-major-us-gas-pipeline/

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    Other attacks in recent history:

    https://thehill.com/policy/energy-e...about-recent-cyberattacks-on-energy-pipelines


    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ru...e-for-cyberattack-and-not-just-with-sanctions

    "Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio took to twitter to Friday to encourage U.S. retaliation against foreign hackers responsible for the massive cyber security breach at top federal agencies.

    "He said the U.S. should do more than just enforce sanctions.

    "'The methods used to carry out the cyberhack are consistent with Russian cyber operations,' Rubio, acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said in a tweet. 'But it’s crucial we have complete certainty about who is behind this. We can’t afford to be wrong on attribution, because America must retaliate, and not just with sanctions.'

    "The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said the attack compromised federal agencies’ "critical infrastructure" in a manner that was hard to detect and will be difficult to undo – leaving the scope of the attack largely undisclosed as of right now.

    "'CISA has determined that this threat poses a grave risk to the Federal Government and state, local, tribal, and territorial governments as well as critical infrastructure entities and other private sector organizations,' the alert issued Thursday said. 'CISA expects that removing this threat actor from compromised environments will be highly complex and challenging for organizations.'"

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    Middle East

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-...-as-both-sides-target-critical-infrastructure

    The simmering cyber conflict between Iran and Israel reached a boiling point this week as the two enemies have been going tit-for-tat in an effort to quietly take down critical infrastructure that security analysts dub something of an electronic cold war.

    “The fact that Iran is behaving so aggressively, and trying to disrupt critical services in Israel, is very disturbing,” David Kennedy, founder/CEO of TrustedSec, and a former hacker for the NSA and U.S. Marine Corps told Fox News. “Any time you have a state actor engaged in industrial sabotage, that is a real cause for concern. When you attack a critical service like water, power, hospitals, or transportation, you are essentially putting lives at risk.

    "Last month, Iran fired the first shot by purporting to cyberattack water installations – including tanks, pumps, and pipelines in Israel – raising the alarm among national security and cyber experts over the vulnerability of critical infrastructure."
     
  3. lonewolf

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    Cyber attacks are the result of relying on computers to run everything, we have an old saying here "dont put all your eggs in one basket!", once the grid goes down whether thats the power grid or the internet everything will be lost and we are back at least to the Middle ages if not the Stone Age for some.
     
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  4. Old Geezer

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    The ONLY way to deal with bullies is via fear, deep visceral soul-crushing fear.

    ... this assumes that the hackers were foreign bullies. This pipeline hack could be an "insider job", a deep-state psych-op to get the sheeple ready for much higher prices. The deep state is dynamite at blaming others for their own operations. When it comes to wet jobs, government machines use mentally ill individuals to pull the trigger / set-off the detonator -- yet these gov. machines have their own backup shooters/bombers just in case Mr. Psycho is too screwed-up in the head to "get things right".

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cyberattacks-america-biden-watch

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  5. lonewolf

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    losing the grid be that power, fuel, internet or whatever , may affect many who rely on it.
    those that can live without it will be the winners in the long run.
     
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  6. Old Geezer

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    A whole lot of new preppers are being generated by civilization's cracking foundation.

    What a shame they are so horribly late in deciding to act.

    Now, the prices are high and the prepping goods in short supply.

    The people who built upon the rock can only bear witness to those who built upon the sand and were washed away.

    Time to fire-up the kerosene lantern, toss a blanket across our laps, and open the pages of a good book. The howling winds and mighty thunder will vex us not. Such it is with our lot.

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  7. Old Geezer

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    Hackers win (if indeed there existed external hackers).

    Future hacking guarantied. Even if this was a deep state ruse, still expect more "hackings" and ever-increasing price hikes. Monster inflation is on its way.

    https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2...ipeline-paid-nearly-5-million-ransom-hackers/

    "Colonial Pipeline Co. paid hackers nearly $5 million to free their computer network Friday, despite claims they had no intention of doing so.

    "Bloomberg News reported that the company paid the ransom in untraceable cryptocurrency and received a decrypting tool to restore their computer network, according to 'two people familiar with the transaction.' Though the company received a decrypting tool, it ran very slowly according to the report.

    "The FBI confirmed Monday that the Darkside ransomware hacker group was responsible for the digital attack on a pipeline providing up to 50 percent of gas on the East Coast. Darkside is believed to operate in Russia and Eastern Europe.

    "By Tuesday and Wednesday, many states on the East Coast suffered crippling fuel shortages as President Joe Biden and his administration struggled to respond to the crisis.

    "The White House on Monday acknowledged private companies in ransomware situations like Colonial Pipeline Co. sometimes had to pay the fee to hackers."
     
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  8. Old Geezer

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    "Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Colonial Pipeline Crisis: If You Drove an Electric Car, ‘This Would Not Be Affecting You’"

    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/...electric-car-this-would-not-be-affecting-you/

    Next power grid failure and you'll be riding your bicycles. Power grid failures can last weeks / months -- this, during "good times". My rototiller, chain saw, lawn tractor (attachment-capable), and home electric generator can run on the fuel in my 5 gal. storage tanks out back in the work-shed. I also keep kerosene for my lamps. The work-shed has open vents to dissipate any fumes; however, I smell no fumes, so if there is any leaking, I sure can't tell.

    Most all of the power companies and certainly the deep state say that the electric power grid can handle the mass influx of electric cars. This is raw B.S.. America is having power grid issues even now! Add cars and watch what happens. Know also that the size of vehicles will have to shrink down to the size of glorified golf-carts to permit the electric grid to handle their being added to the system. When you charge your car will be important. This will have to happen during non-peak hours or the grid is going to massively overheat. The nuclear plants are going to have to run 24/7.

    https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/resear...lectric-cars-will-challenge-state-power-grids

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    And oh by the way ...

    Let's take Virginia as an example of one of the Southeast states heavily affected by this fuel hack attack. Northern Virginia is eaten-up with leftists. In VA, natural gas, a carbon-based fuel (duh!) accounts for 60% of the commonwealth's electrical power generation. Nuclear fuel accounts for 30% of generated power. So, wait a minute here! Aren't liberals anti-nuclear?! Nuclear waste is going to kill everybody, right?! CO2 kills Gaia, right?! God-like renewable energy stands at only 6% of electrical generation in socialist Virginia.

    So liberals in Virginia are driving their electric cars on on fossil fuels and evil nuclear power. Of course the Left can't do the math. Electricity is magic. It flows out of those electric sockets, right?! It is clean, supernatural, Gaia-approved. "Don't worry, be happy! God government has it all under control!"

    Here are the numbers:

    https://www.eia.gov/state/print.php...urces, primarily biomass, supplied nearly 7%.

    "In 2019, natural gas fueled 60% of Virginia's electricity net generation, nuclear power provided almost 30%, renewable resources, primarily biomass, supplied more than 6%, and coal fueled almost 4%."
     
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  9. Old Geezer

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    The attack on the Colonial Pipeline was not the work of Russian hackers. Whoever did it was unsophisticated in how they handled the BitCoin payoff. The Russians would have hidden the transfer of funds in a far more secure fashion. The hack came from withing the US and whoever did it made it easy for the FBI to track and retrieve the Bitcoin funds.

    https://dossier.substack.com/p/the-colonial-pipeline-hack-the-russians
     
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