What is going on with all these cyberattacks!? Truly, this is a coordinated effort, directed by America’s adversaries to cripple critical infrastructure and weaken the nation. First, it was an attack on the IT systems running the petroleum products pipelines in the Southeast United States, which caused multiples states to declare a state of emergency. And then it was an attack on a major ferry system in the Northeast, which still (as of the writing of this post) isn’t fully resolved. And then there’s the latest ransomware attack on the meat industry which caused 20% of meat production GLOBALLY to come to a screeching halt.
These attacks aren’t being done by some geeky weirdo in his underwear. No, these attacks are acts of war. The strategy of crippling infrastructure and disrupting critical supply chains has long been a piece of war-time maneuvering. For example, when Jerusalem was besieged by the Babylonians in 600 B.C., an all-out attack didn’t happen until Babylon was successfully able to destroy their entire food system and supply chains. There’s a reason why Jeremiah’s book written during this time is called “Lamentations”
So, with the understanding that these ransomware attacks are indeed acts of war, it behooves the question: What is the next infrastructure piece they’re targeting? Hospitals? Water facilities?