Hundreds of thousands of Americans may be at the mercy of Russia.
Hackers successfully breached the unclassified Executive Office of the President (eop) network in October.
“Any such activity is something we take very seriously. In this case, we took immediate measures to evaluate and mitigate the activity,” a White House official said. “Our actions are ongoing, and some have resulted in some temporary outages and loss of connectivity for our users.”
The American government is well aware of the damage Russia’s cyber capabilities can cause. In 2008, Russia’s intelligence service is believed to have breached the U.S. military classified networks. The operation to block the intrusion and clean up the affected computers became known as Buckshot Yankee.
The most disturbing fact about the latest network breach was that it wasn’t the White House that found the security breach. An American ally alerted the White House to the possible network intrusion. If not for the ally, how long would the breach have gone unnoticed?
abc news reported a possible more serious incident on November 6 of Russia hacking American software. It is believed a Trojan horse malware program penetrated the nation’s critical infrastructure software back in 2011. The malware program can cause an economic catastrophe.
Oil and gas pipelines, power transmission grids, water distribution and filtration systems, wind turbines, and even some of the nation’s nuclear plants can be controlled by the hacked software. The software allows workers to manage various processes from iPads or even smart phones. Hundreds of thousands of Americans could be severely impacted if any of these utilities are closed down or damaged.
While U.S. officials are aware of the Russian Trojan horse penetration, they don’t know when or where it will be unleashed. Americans relying on vital public utilities are at the mercy of the Russians.
For more than 15 years, the Trumpet has warned of the strong possibility that a major cyberattack could cripple America. Many now see that same possibility. We are entering the period called in the Bible “the times of the Gentiles.” American domination in world affairs is over. We see a world increasingly dominated by non-Anglo-Saxon nations. Bible prophecy reveals this will lead to another world war. For more information, read “America’s Achilles’ Heel.”
Full article: Russia Infiltrates Vital U.S. Computer Networks (The Trumpet)