No One Could Have Predicted This
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Dragonfly: Western Energy Companies Under Sabotage Threat

An ongoing cyberespionage campaign against a range of targets, mainly in the energy sector, gave attackers the ability to mount sabotage operations against their victims. The attackers, known to Symantec as Dragonfly, managed to compromise a number of strategically important organizations for spying purposes and, if they had used the sabotage capabilities open to them, could have caused damage or disruption to energy supplies in affected countries.

Nope, simply impossible that anyone could have predicted that the (usually wide open) energy companies would have come under remote attack. And it’s simply impossible for them to close the (wide open) vulnerabilities, or at least to find the money to do so, or at least to get off their asses and do so.

I don’t know much about European energy sector vulnerabilities. I do know a fair bit about American energy sector vulns, both physical and cyber.

So, everyone’s got a generator and a tank of gasoline or propane, right?

Oh, and apropos nothing, why hasn’t anyone nuked the crap out of Russia and mainland China? Cut their international communications?

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  1. Oh, and apropos nothing, why hasn’t anyone nuked the crap out of Russia and mainland China? Cut their international communications?

    What? Oh, sorry. Dozed off for a moment there. Nuke the dastardly commies, huh? Sure, why not.

    They been banning the use of cheap, abundant coal again? Nuke ‘em. Nuke ‘em ’till they glow.

    Not coal this time? Maybe they making noises about how they don’t want cheap natural gas? No fracking? Nuke ‘em.

    No? Silly bassards won’t let us damn flowing streams for hydropower? Nuke ‘em. Nuke ‘em again.

    Maybe these commie rats are stopping the construction of new oil refineries, and thus keeping hydrocarbon costs too high? Nuke ‘em. Commie rats.

    I’ll bet the commie bastards are spying on us right this very minute. Reading our mail and such. Oughta nuke ‘em.

    I wouldn’t be too surprised to hear that these commie rats have infiltrated the most innermost recesses of Americana, and even threaten Americans with government punishment for unauthorized political action. Like maybe tax punishment via state-supported confiscation.

    Those commie rat-bastards. Always gotta be looking over the ramparts to be on guard against the external enemy, ’cause that’ll be the one that gets us.

    Whaaaaaaat a minute. Hold on here. Maybe those missiles ought to be retargeted. Might not even need a missile to reach ‘em.