By sheer cowinkydink, another ransomware attack has taken down operations of another major American industry. This time, the target is America’s largest meat processer, JBS.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday said that the hacker group behind the attack is “likely based in Russia.”
Wednesday morning, in another of a series of whodathunk moments, the FBI issued a statement revealing that Russian-linked hackers “REvil and Sodinokibi” are behind the ransomware attack on JBS meat processing facilities.
JBS acquired a fake, plant-based meat company for $500 million, and its CEO has been using Joe Biden’s “build back better” slogan and other World Economic Forum and United Nations jargon. It has moved into the faux-burger market in Europe.
First, it was Texas energy, then the Colonial gas pipeline and now meat. All of this is happening as shortages are commonplace, caused by massive economic distortions from lockdowns, money printing crack up boom and “stimulus,” and putting people on permanent unemployment largesse. Is this a distraction to justify the rise in prices (aka inflation)?
As another precursor to yet another drill going live — namely, the July 9, 2021, Cyber Polygon cyberattack “exercise” simulations — we learn that overnight downdector users reported AT&T service across the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area experienced widespread outages.
About the same time, Apple reported problems with the functioning of its Apple Card credit card and payment system that was affecting all users.
The Cyber Polygon exercise will focus on simulating the downing of the global internet, as well as disruptions to power supplies and control grids.
That’s right. In July, the summer month for peak heat in most of North America, there will be forced power outages.
What will happen when the air conditioning goes out while temperatures hover around 100 F in America’s largest cities?
The final spark for the long, hot, summer conflagration will be when Darren Chauvin is exonerated on a technicality.
And it’s not exactly like a warning hasn’t been issued by the Wizard of Oz, Mr. Diabolica himself, Klaus Schwab. He announced at the last World Economic Forum gathering that the coming “cyber pandemic will make COVID-19 look like a non-event.”