The biggest pipeline in America was shut down by hackers and the White House hasn't explained one thing about how this happened pic.twitter.com/iD6qSMHHWm
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) May 10, 2021
The operator of the biggest gasoline pipeline in the U.S. shut down operations late Friday following a ransomware attack that threatens to roil energy markets and upend the supply of gas and diesel to the East Coast.
Colonial Pipeline said in a statement Saturday that it “proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems.” It’s working to get business back to normal.
The cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc. said its Mandiant incident response division is assisting with the investigation. President Joe Biden, who’s spending the weekend at Camp David, was briefed on the incident Saturday morning, the White House said.
Colonial is a key artery for the eastern half of the U.S. It’s the main source of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel for the East Coast with capacity of about 2.5 million barrels a day on its system from Houston as far as North Carolina, and another 900,000 barrels a day to New York.
They’re saying it is going to cause gas stations to run dry.
A ransomware attack on a major U.S. energy pipeline is threatening to leave some gas stations in the Southeast without fuel.
If it’s not solved quickly, stations that rely on the Colonial Pipeline could begin running short within days, says Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at fuel-savings app GasBuddy, which tracks prices and outages.
“Nobody is out yet, but we’re probably right on the cusp,” he adds. “Today, tomorrow, especially Wednesday, you’re going to see some outages.”
Still, he urged drivers not to panic in states along the Gulf and southeastern Atlantic coasts..
Don’t “go out and hoard gasoline and make the problem much worse,” he says.
Whenever the media tells people not to hoard something it sounds like they’re encouraging hoarding.
Seventeen states have declared a state of emergency.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Sunday issued a regional emergency declaration in 17 states and the District of Columbia in response to the shutdown of one of the largest pipelines in the U.S., which supplies around 45 percent of fuel consumed by the East Coast.
The regional emergency declaration from the Department of Transportation lifts restrictions for motor carriers and drivers who are providing assistance to areas that are suffering a shortages of “gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum products” in the wake of the Colonial pipeline shutdown.
The regional emergency declaration affects the following territories: Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
I don’t really understand how it is possible for a pipeline to be shut down by ransomware. Well, I believe that it is possible in theory – they are probably running Windows that is not updated and their employees are probably downloading porn on system computers. But logistically, I don’t understand how the entire functionality of the system would all be linked to the same system.
Furthermore, I can’t imagine that anyone would be this bold. This is serious business. Anyone who did this would be caught.
They even caught the Fappening guy. And he was just one guy. No real criminal hacker organization would risk doing straight-up ransomware on the US infrastructure like this.
And listen: there are zero details. At time of writing, this was announced nearly 24 hours ago, and there is nothing. They just say the pipeline was shut down and it’s going to cause a gas shortage.
So basically: I think this is fake.
I think it is done by the government, as part of an agenda to prepare some new grand crisis.
If you don’t believe that is very likely, just go type the term “cyber pandemic” into any search engine, and then try to figure out why all of these organizations would be talking about this concept.
Now: just go ahead and ask me what item relevant to this discussion was on the Davos 2021 agenda.
Just ask me that.
Say: Anglin, what was on the Davos 2021 agenda?
Then, ask me how many times the term “cyber pandemic” (in quotes) appears on the WEF website.
As early as 2012, this term was being used.
They were saying that the next big thing was going to be a global SARS pandemic, but that there was also going to be a cyber pandemic to shut down the internet.
Here’s a report from Yahoo! Finance on one of the 2021 panel discussions where an Israeli security expert claimed that the cyber pandemic was on the way:
Leading IT experts have warned much of the world is not prepared for major cyber attacks, risking severe economic disruption.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has compared the risks to the coronavirus crisis, organising a panel event on “averting a cyber pandemic” at its virtual Davos Agenda summit of global leaders this week.
“I don’t know if I would call it a cyber pandemic because it doesn’t stop our life like the biological pandemic that we have. But were definitely under massive attack every day from multiple sources,” said panelist Gil Shwed, CEO of US-Israeli IT security company Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP), on Thursday.
“On the one hand we’re seeing these attacks are quite successful; on the other hand we are fighting them, and it doesn’t stop the entire economy at that moment. But what we know is that can happen, that can turn into a cyber pandemic like the biological pandemic.”
He said the latest “fifth generation” of cyber attacks were hard to detect, saying they were “like the coronavirus, but with every attack a new mutation.”
If you haven’t gotten the point yet: these people talk about things that they are planning in terms of “risks.” Therefore, they talked endlessly about the “risk” of a global SARS pandemic, then all of a sudden you had this fake pandemic.
The fact that they have talked endlessly about a global “cyber pandemic” means that this also was planned.
Just because they plan something doesn’t mean they actually do it – this is all real time, and things are worked out as they need them to be worked out to fit with the agenda. But the fact that this was an Agenda Item this year at Davos is pretty indicative that it is something they were going to push.
Now ask yourself: what would happen if the internet (technically probably just the Western internet) was totally shut down?
How would that affect the police state agenda, do you think?
Do you think for example that people could be rounded up and put in camps, if the internet was turned off?
Could they start drafting people to go fight a war against Russia and/or China?
You can call me a kook – or not.
It doesn’t matter.
What matters is whether or not they are literally going to declare a “cyber pandemic” and start shutting off consumer internet access.
If this is happening, what you’re going to see is a wave of these “ransomware attacks,” and then they’ll start feeding you prep material for what comes next, leading into an internet shutdown of some kind. It will not happen all of a sudden. It will be like the coronavirus thing – there will be a prep period.
There is one thing that is clear, which no one can deny: the people who are in power can presently do whatever the hell they want, and there is no one that can stop them, save Jesus Himself.