Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Energy Secretary, admitted the vulnerability of the country’s extensive power grid, which like other essential industries and activities, is exposed to cyber-attacks.
Granholm claimed that the nation’s enemies could shut down the power grid and that thousands of attacks on the sector are being recorded, according to the June 6 Daily Mail.
She also felt that paying the huge sums of money demanded by cybercriminals who hijack companies’ data only exacerbates the problem.
Another characteristic of the energy sector is that it is managed by private companies, which, it seems, could add vulnerability to the essential activities required by Americans in their everyday lives.
In this regard, it is essential to remember that if the electricity supply were to be stopped, the impact would be catastrophic since food distribution would be suspended as grocery stores could not open.
Nor would it be possible to obtain fuel or withdraw money from ATMs, among other things, and the economic losses would be exorbitant.
The attack by international hackers against the Colonial Pipeline alone caused chaos in a large part of the country, and a month later, there are still areas where fuel is not reaching.
The fact that the company that owns the pipeline had paid $ 4.4 million to the criminals meant a significant loss of institutional legality in favor of the criminals, who so far remain unpunished.
Similarly, the Australian and North American units of the world’s largest meat processing plants were affected on May 30 by a cyber-attack directed against their information systems, completely paralyzing their activities.
The outlook for the future is somewhat dark, or at least requires more significant prevention measures in terms of computer protection. For example, it seems that the Colonial Pipeline only had one password to access its computer systems when now it is usual to use at least two.
For Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, ransomware attacks “are here to stay,” and she said companies should plan their procedures with this in mind, Politico reported.
“The first thing we have to recognize is this is the reality, and we should assume and businesses should assume that these attacks are here to stay and, if anything, will intensify,” she warned.
She added that to counter the incidence of cyberattacks on the nation’s essential infrastructure, the government considers all options, including military intervention, according to the New York Post.
The 2021 version of the Cyber Polygon event on cyber attacks will be held in a month, causing concern because of the parallel it presents with the 201 Pandemic Event in 2019. That event preceded the beginning of the Chinese Communist Party Virus disaster.
These events were organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, and other globalists, generating suspicion for what would be another of the strange ‘predictions’ that have brought them significant benefits.
In this context, Cyber Polygon 2021 could be a sign of a possible attack on the food supply chain, which could be an opportunity for Bill Gates to promote foods manufactured by his companies, such as the artificial meat he announced a few months ago.
Likewise, the World Economic Forum and the globalists participating in it would find the opportunity to impose the Great Reset of global scope, with the intention of restructuring the world organization, and consequently every human being: “Will own nothing, but will be happy.”