The internet is a battleground and no one is safe. In fact, recently my desktop was hijacked by ransomware. I didn’t pay the ransom, but I did pay a local computer business to fix the problem and that cost me several hundred dollars.
This year, at the G-20 Summit, Trump met with Putin for a scheduled thirty-minute talk that turned into several hours behind closed doors, and The Daily Beast says, “Donald Trump Just Set the Table for Vladimir Putin’s Next Election Hack.”
But Russia is not the only player in the cyber-warfare battlefield. The German Police and Intelligence Agencies hired a company to create Trojans capable of capturing traffic from Skype and SSL, and in 2001, the recording industry wanted the right to hack into our computers and delete stolen MP3s.
After a Chinese fighter collided with an American surveillance plane in April 2001, Chinese hacker groups cyber-attacked American businesses causing millions of dollars in damage.
“The Carders“, cyber-criminals that specialize in using a sophisticated and automated process to steal information from credit cards, have made off with billions.
When the Cult of the Dead Cow gains access to a computer, they can spy on all of us through our own webcams and microphones. Imagine what the Dead Cows discover and maybe film if that webcam is in your bedroom or bathroom.
The American National Security Administration’s (NSA) Red Team is suspected of distributing malicious software across the web acting as illegal hackers, but they do it legally under the protection of U.S. law. In 2008, an elite U.S. Military Unit shut down a Saudi-CIA Website that was seen as a threat to US security. Learn more from the NSA’s disturbingly successful hack of the American military.
Mother Jones reports that Britain’s NSA [the GCHQ] listens to its citizen’s phone calls too, and recently Reuters reports, “The U.S. government will seek to collaborate with Israel and other countries to develop new ways to thwart computer hacks and other cyber-attacks.”
While Russia is ramping up cyber-attacks and the alleged U.S. President Donald Trump ignores the evidence, The New York Times reported in 2016, “Nine months after President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China agreed to a broad crackdown on cyberespionage aimed at curbing the theft of intellectual property, the first detailed study of Chinese hacking has found a sharp drop-off in almost daily raids on Silicon Valley firms, military contractors, and other commercial targets.”
Now that Trump is president and reversing everything that Obama accomplished, is that good-deal dead too?
Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of My Splendid Concubine, Crazy is Normal, Running with the Enemy, and The Redemption of Don Juan Casanova.
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” In 2008, an elite U.S. Military Unit shut down a Saudi-CIA Website that was seen as a threat to US security.”
There is not one institution on earth that can be trusted, including the U.S. military. But, that 2008 intervention by the U.S. military sounds like a good one. I would like to read up on that.
The CIA runs rampant for its DEEP STATE bosses, although I’m told that there are huge rifts within the CIA–as if there’s a kind of civil war going on unbeknownst to the rest of us.
I suspect every intelligence organization has its factions just like the country does with the two major parties, the Democratic and the Republicans, and there are even factions within the two parties, and then there is the Koch brothers and their brand of libertarianism that favors the rich and worships at the altar of avarice.
Even in the military, there are factions. During the 2016 election, both Hillary Clinton and #FakePresident Donald Trump had generals and admirals that endorsed them and even though the GOP claims that the military votes conservative if you look closer, you discover that the majority votes conservative but more than 40 percent vote Democratic. In fact, if you dig deep enough into the military vote, the alleged claim by the GOP might not be accurate.
I wrote about that one here:
There are so many different factions in the U.S. that the factions have factions. Maybe the world had too many narcissistic, psychopathic type A (alpha wolf) personalities struggling to all be the next Greatest, Goriest Leader.
The question is, why is it that the psychopathic types seem to make their way to rulership? It’s a big problem!! And once they’re there, it seems almost impossible to get them out.
I’m sick of them. They won’t let the world rest.
Leadership positions appeal to psychopaths and they are willing to say and do anything to rise to the top of the bull shit pile.
For instance, The Washington Post reports, “21 percent of CEOs are psychopaths. Only 21 percent?”
And Forbes tells us that the #1 job that attracts psychopaths is CEO and many billionaires started out as CEOs first as they ruthlessly climbed to the top breaking laws, etc.
I keep hearing others say that #FakePresident Trump is a sociopath. No, he isn’t. He is a psychopath that is also a malignant narcissist and that makes him one of if not the most dangerous president the United States has ever had.
How to Tell a Sociopath from a Psychopath.