BREAKING: Pres. Biden says "no evidence" Russia behind Colonial Pipeline attack.
"Although, there's evidence the actor's ransomware is in Russia. They have some responsibility to deal with this." pic.twitter.com/8jcqIk8dH3
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 10, 2021
It was intensely predictable that Joe Biden was going to blame Russia for the supposed pipeline hack.
He got the layup from a journalist, which was also predictable.
Russia, unsurprisingly, has denied it.
One day after US President Joe Biden said that Russia has “some responsibility” for the ransomware attack that crippled America’s Colonial Pipeline, the Kremlin has firmly denied Moscow had anything to do with the incident.
On May 7, the IT systems of the pipeline’s vital infrastructure, which transits fuel between the Gulf Coast and the New York Harbor area, were attacked with ransomware, causing Colonial to temporarily suspend all operations.
America’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has blamed DarkSide, a cybercriminal group that has hacked numerous companies. Ransomware is a form of software that encrypts a victim’s files, holding them hostage until a ransom is paid.
“So far there is no evidence based on, from our intelligence people, that Russia is involved, though there is evidence that the actors’ ransomware is in Russia,” Biden said on Monday. “They have some responsibility to deal with this.”
Speaking to Moscow-based news agency TASS, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov denied Russia is in any way involved in the attack.
“Russia has nothing to do with this,” he said, noting that Moscow has been very willing to work with Washington, but “the US refuses to cooperate in countering cybercrime.”
Of course that’s what they would say, isn’t it? ISN’T IT???
In actual reality, there is no evidence that Russia ever hacked anything in America. The years-long Mueller Report eventually claimed that they posted memes on Facebook and the media called that “hacking.” Also, there was no evidence they posted memes.
This “DarkSide” thing is obviously from the CIA and/or the Mossad or whatever. Some Western intelligence agency.
They’re going to keep saying the word “DarkSide” over and over again.
“Dark [something]” has clearly been focus-grouped and will be at the front of this.
They will link “DarkSide” to the “Dark Web.” Then I guess they’ll add stuff about terrorism and child porn and “sex trafficking” (which is the new scary euphemism for hookers). They don’t seem to care about drug dealing anymore, but they’ll probably also talk about “Chinese fentanyl” (there is still no evidence beyond Jewish whisper campaigns of “Chinese fentanyl” blood libel, nor is it at all believable that China would risk its entire export market to make a few bucks on illegal drugs).
This is going to become about censorship and about removing anonymity from the internet.
They will also probably attack cryptocurrency. I’m not really convinced that this is a long-term goal of the core establishment, but certainly Bill Gates has come out against crypto. On crypto’s side though, it is already basically too big to fail, and is kind of needed as a way to transition off of the collapsed dollar.
That said, they might target privacy coins, and will definitely target sites that anonymize bitcoin.
They might also try to shut down Tor. If they do, that means they’ve given up on their CIA projects to undermine the Chinese from within, however. I think in general, they have given up on that.
But basically: “Cyber Pandemic” is just going to be another grab-bag of attacks on things the establishment doesn’t like related to the internet and technology.
They will say they have to do this or your gasoline will be shut off, then mix in other things like terrorism, sex stuff, etc.
We don’t know how long this will take to be rolled out, but it is definitely “the next big thing.”
This is a society of total fear and paranoia.