Cyber Attack The Next Disaster?
What an awful day. Russia declaring war on a European country for the first time since the beginning of World War II. As I have been reading reports from the United States, Europe, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and even Switzerland they have all spoken out against the invasion. China has sided with Russia saying this is not an invasion.
"In the Baltic republic of Estonia, which borders Russia, Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said a number of Nato allies that shared borders with Russia had agreed to launch consultations under Nato's Article 4. Under the defensive alliance's treaty, Nato can be brought together if any member fears their independence or territory is under threat. "Russia's widespread aggression is a threat to the entire world and to all Nato countries," she said.
As cars queued on Ukraine's border with Moldova, the country's pro-EU president, Maia Sandu said she was declaring a state of emergency and was prepared to give help to tens of thousands of Ukrainians. Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda also said he was signing a state of emergency to be approved by parliament.
"President Putin, in the name of humanity, bring your troops back to Russia," said UN Secretary-General António Guterres." https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60503037
"According to Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, there is a threat to the whole of Europe, as Russia has launched a military attack against a sovereign European country. "Russia's widespread aggression is a threat to the entire world and to all NATO countries, and NATO consultations on strengthening the security of the Allies must be initiated to implement additional measures for ensuring the defence of NATO Allies. The most effective response to Russia's aggression is unity. " https://valitsus.ee/en/news/estonian-government-requests-consultations-under-article-4-nato-treaty
"Power grids, communication lines, banking systems and more organizations in the United States are at risk of a cyberattack from Russia, officials warn. With Ukraine under attack, the European Union has already activated its own cybersecurity team to fight off attacks." https://www.today.com/video/homeland-security-warns-of-cyberattacks-by-russia-on-us-interests-133832261777
Russia, North Korea and China have all threatened to take down the U.S. power grid for years. We have warned for years the fragile nature of our grid. Now we see Russia and China hacking into companies, banks and even government agencies. World leaders expect this to increase now. Are you prepared for power outages for weeks? Now is the time to prepare an emergency binder immediately. What will you do, where will you go for help if you can no longer access the internet?
I was listening to the British parliament meeting yesterday and they were concerned about Russian hacking. They do not believe Putin will stop at Ukraine. They are making plans to defend Baltic states and Poland and Hungary. As he increases his aggression Great Britain and others believe attacks on the internet will increase.
President Biden said we would wait a month to see how sanctions work. I ask again, what will you do, where will you go for help if you can no longer access the internet? Have you copied articles and posts we have shared over the years? Do you have ways to cook, heat and cool if there is no power? Do you have food storage that does no require cooking or even heating? Disasters will not end just because our internet is down. Do you still believe it can't happen here? Hacking has greatly increased in the past several weeks, especially in Europe and it's rampent in Ukraine and Russia. Do you wonder why? Of course you don't, you know why.
If you do not have a great emergency binder now is the time to copy articles and posts and consider purchasing our binder, Totally Ready Binder - Tips & Tricks for Now & When Disaster Strikes, https://www.totallyready.com/product-page/totally-ready-binder-complete, or one or two of the sections sold separately. Whatever you choose please prepare now.