Category Archives: CyberAttacks

Oil Choke Points vulnerable to war, chaos, terrorism, piracy

Preface. The U.S., thanks to fracking, which is likely to peak by 2025, produces half of the 20 million barrels of oil it uses per day. The other half of our oil is imported, with 45% of imports (4.5 million … Continue reading

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Threats to America’s drinking and sewage treatment infrastructure

[ Here are a few of the points made in this 170 page document about improving the nation’s water system security (excerpts follow): There are many potential threats to water infrastructure, including terrorism, failure of aging infrastructure, flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, … Continue reading

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Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and other ways to bring down the electric grid

Preface.  At some point of energy decline the electric grid will fail, and civilization will take a giant step downward (financial systems gone, knowledge stored gone, computers / phones inoperable) and so on. “Reliance on this most flexible and most … Continue reading

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Military Threats: Peak oil, population, climate change, pandemics, economic crises, cyberattacks, failed states, nuclear war

[ The military is realistic about the challenges the world faces and often presents them with far more clarity than you’ll find from any other government institution. In 2010, the military took a look at some of the world’s toughest … Continue reading

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Will we go out with a whimper instead of a bang? Cyberwar more likely than nuclear war

[ A book review by Alice Friedemann of “CYBER WAR. The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It” by Richard A. Clarke and Robert K. Knake. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy … Continue reading

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It’s only a matter of time before Cyber Terrorists launch attacks

Joel Brenner’s “America the Vulnerable: Inside the New Threat Matrix of Digital Espionage, Crime, and Warfare“. A book review by Alice Friedemann Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer and … Continue reading

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The electric grid, critical interdependencies, vulnerabilities: U.S. House hearing 2003

[ Related articles: Russian hackers suspected in attack that blacked out parts of Ukraine How the weapon works (pdf): CRASHOVERRIDE Analyzing the Threat to Electric Grid Operations The EMP Commission estimates a nationwide blackout lasting one year could kill up … Continue reading

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Emergency drill: Cyberattack on electric grid

[ America is so vulnerable to cyber attack or war from China, Russia, Iran, North Korea and other nations that I doubt we will ever attack them. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future … Continue reading

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Energy infrastructure cyberattack targets

An Attack on Energy Infrastructure would affect all other Infrastructure Developments in digital information and telecommunications dramatically increased interdependencies among the Nation’s critical infrastructures. Each depends on others to function successfully. Disruptions in a single infrastructure can generate disturbances within … Continue reading

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What would happen if the electric grid was cyberattacked?

Almost every aspect of American life depends on electricity—from producing goods to saving lives, from defending the country to conducting electronic banking and commerce, from simple communications to feeding our families safely. It could take 1 to 2 years before … Continue reading

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