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So, wanna hear some stuff?
You don’t but, possibly - I guess - should.
I'm torn between my desire to inform and desire not to scare the whatsis out of anyone.
I'll just go finish my morning cup of tea now...
#CyberAttack #transformerexplosion
SO, NYC transformer issue which shut down LaGuardia airport. And 911 went down in 37 States, from Louisiana-based CenturyLink where nearby #transformerexplosion. Same day.
Also a cyberattack from outside US, on a swathe of newspapers.
And that was just this week.
All during the government shutdown. #TrumpShutown
& James Mattis & John Kelly (#AdultsInTheRoom) both leave the Administration this week
(Also, sidetone, remember when a nationwide test headed “Presidential Alert” was sent emergency to ALL our cellphones in October?)
The US Department of Homeland Security and FBI have warned that hackers are actively targeting government departments, and firms working in the energy, nuclear, water, aviation, and critical manufacturing sectors.

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*Note that Russia hacked the Ukraine's power transmission & distribution control & safety systems as one of their initial assaults on them.

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Russia was reportedly also responsible for the 2003 United State Northeast blackout. And another attack on the US in March of this year.
#CyberAttack #PowerOutage 2003…

Minutes before the Camp & Woolsey fires started in Northern & Southern California, utilities Pacific Gas & Electric &Southern California Edison reported electrical problems in area where fires started, say state regulatory commission filings.
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A recent Princeton University study found that hackers can take control of washing machines, refrigerators, air conditions and more in order to cause local power outages -- and even large-scale blackouts. #CyberAttacks
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The US Dept. of Energy released a report in January 2017 warning of #cyberattacks

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Dragonfly malware (Eastern European) was last year found lurking across US power grid companies (did not cause any damage, but had the ability to)
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Also this week, Tribune newspaper sources say the cyberattacks appeared to be in the form of North Korea “Ryuk” ransomware.
Newspapers were affected coast-to-coast and include LA Times, NY Times, Chicago Trib, Baltimore Sun, WSJ & more.
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It was recently uncovered that China, who supply microchips to many, many of our electronic devices, had allegedly installed spy-chips in them.
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China was allegedly responsible for the theft of personal information of more than 22 million government employees from the computer systems of the Office of Personnel Management in 2015 and are still hacking:…
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Our Financial Sector is constantly under hack attack, United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team keeps track. (technical)
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IT Governance UK keeps track of Data breaches - here's the latest list (from November 2018)
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Yah, so anywho...maybe keep a water supply and some lanterns on hand...
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