It’s More Than Just A Cyber Attack!
On the morning of Fri., May 12th, 2017, an unprecedented ‘‘ransomware’’ cyber attack struck tens of thousands of victims in 150 countries.
WannaCry, the ransomware program, also known as WannaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r 2.0, Wanna Decryptor, and others similar, began with infecting one computer, until infecting all others in a local area network (LAN).
The ransomware encrypts the infected computer’s hard disk drive, then attempts to gain access so it can further spread on random computers connected to the internet via TCP port 445.
Organizations affected and/or involved include the FedEx (U.S.), National Health Service hospitals in the UK, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK in Tyne and Wear, Renault, Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, Russian Railways and MegaFon, Romania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Telenor Hungary, German railway company Deutsche Bahn, Telefónica and several other large companies in Spain, several parts of the European Union, Brazil’s São Paulo Court of Justice and Vivo, China’s PetroChina and Public Security Bureaus, India’s Andhra Pradesh Police, Indonesia’s Dharmais and Harapan Kita hospital, and many others.
However, this “attack” also affected ATMs in China, and major banks all over the world. This is especially a “red flag,” considering how the majority of mainstream media news outlets are subliminally telling us how these cyber attacks could occur again, and the detrimental consequences.
According to a Washington Times report back on September 13th, 2011, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, who was the former commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and former Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), has stated that future computer-based combat likely will involve electronic strikes that cause widespread power outages and even physical destruction of thousand-ton machines.
And, with the nationwide power outage affecting Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York last month, it’s only a matter of time until the “BIG ONE” occurs…
Another report alludes to the same thing. In their September 2011 issue on cyber intelligence, The Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) has warned how risks from cyber “threats” and “attacks” even include disruption of America’s telecommunications — also known as an EMP.
Coincidentally enough, in 2014 the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security told Congress that EMPs pose “existential threats that could kill 9 of 10 Americans through starvation, disease, and societal collapse.”
Could This All Be Leading Up To Something?
Washington Times (September 2011): www.washingtontimes.com/news/2…
INSA Cyber Intelligence Report (September 2011): www.insaonline.org/wp-content…
EMPact America: empactamerica.org/emp-a-threat…