Hackers Attack America’s Water Supply, Hits Multiple Utilities In Several States – Cyber Attacks Can Do More Damage To The U.S. Than Bullets, Bombs Or Ballistic Missiles Can


by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline:

While some would justifiably look to the Biden regime’s border policies (letting American be invaded by illegal aliens), the higher cost of food and just about everything else since Biden started occupying the White House, the destruction of our military with DEI nonsense, and multiple other Democrat agenda policies, and think it is the Biden regime that could take America down without a shot fired, this piece focuses on something that can do far more damage than the Biden puppet masters could possibly do in just four years.

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Cyber attacks.

We know from Biden’s energy secretary, Jennifer Granholm, in 2021, that cyber attacks against our power grid are “happening all the time”,

“There are very malign actors who are trying, even as we speak,” she explained. “There are thousands of attacks on all aspects of the energy sector and the private sector generally.”

She made it clear that hostile nations and America’s enemies are “are capable of shutting down the nation’s electrical grid,” so it is a matter of when, not if, it will happen.

Jump forward to 2023-2024, and we see the multitude of ways foreign actors are not only testing our cyber security, but are already causing serious issues. From causing mischief for airlines by taking out their websites temporarily in January 2023, to a month long disruption to home sales from a cyber attack against a company called CTS, which provides IT services to law firms and such, throughout the month of December 2023.

About 80 firms were thought to have suffered issues ranging from email and digital paperwork access issues to an inability to complete a property deal, as a result of the cyber-attack on CTS.

That attack caused issues from financial losses to breach of contracts and delays.

One of the most significant attacks, which most never heard of was in May 2023, with a series of devastating breaches caused by “mass exploitation of a vulnerability in the popular file transfer software known as MOVEit,” which affected the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles, Shell, British Airways, and the United States Department of Energy.

• Progress Software, which develops MOVEit, patched the flaw at the end of May, and broad adoption of the fix eventually stopped the spree. But the “Cl0p” data extortion gang had already gone on a disastrous joy ride, exploiting the vulnerability against as many victims as possible. (Wired)

Organizations are still revealing related incidents, and researchers believe that reports will continue to be revealed into 2024 and possibly beyond.

Other examples from the last half of 2023 below:

• A Beijing-sponsored group known as Volt Typhoon has been targeting US critical infrastructure networks, including power grids, as part of its activity. (Wired)

• In June 2023, Microsoft said that a China-backed hacking group had stolen an immensely sensitive cryptographic key from the company’s systems that allowed the attackers to access cloud-based Outlook email systems for 25 organizations, including multiple US government agencies (Wired)

• October 2023: Vietnamese hackers attempted to install spyware on the phones of journalists, United Nations officials and the chairs of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (CSIS)

• September 2023: A new Microsoft report indicates an increase of Chinese cyber operations in the South China Sea, as well as increased attacks against the U.S. defense industrial base and U.S. critical infrastructure. The increase comes amid rising tensions between China and the U.S. (CSIS)

• August 2023: Unnamed hackers took X, formerly known as Twitter, offline in several countries and demanded that owner Elon Musk open Starlink in Sudan. Attackers flooded the server with traffic to disable access for over 20,000 individuals in the U.S., UK, and other countries. (CSIS)

• MGM casinos in Las Vegas and other MGM properties around the world suffered massive and disruptive system outages in September after a cyberattack by an affiliate of the notorious Alphv ransomware group. The attack caused chaos for travelers and gamblers alike, and took the hospitality group days—in some cases, even weeks—to recover, as ATMs went down, hotel keycards stopped working, and slot machines went dark. (Wired)

• Two separate attacks against T-Mobile in 2023. (Wired)

• August 2023: Chinese hackers targeted a U.S. military procurement system for reconnaissance, along with several Taiwan-based organizations. Attackers targeted high-bandwidth routers to exfiltrate data and establish covert proxy networks within target systems. (CSIS)

• August 2023: Suspected North Korean hackers attempted to compromise a joint U.S.-South Korean military exercise on countering nuclear threats from North Korea. Hackers launched several spear phishing email attacks at the exercise’s war simulation center.  (CSIS)

• July 2023: Chinese hackers breached the emails of several prominent U.S. government employees in the State Department and Department of Commerce through a vulnerability in Microsoft’s email systems.  (CSIS)

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