Russian Hackers Penetrated U.S. Electricity Grid Through a Utility in Vermont, officials say
That’s what the headline read. It didn’t take long for the spin meisters to leap into action! After all this “news” fit the Obama narrative to the “T” didn’t it?
What? Attack our grid? Them horrible, sneaky, mean, nasty Russians….why I oughta….
Vermont Senator, Patrick Leahy (a Democrat of course) asserted that it was a diabolical plot to take down the U.S. electrical grid in the middle of winter….calling it a direct threat to Vermont saying “we do not take it lightly”
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The Washington Post (Hillary’s Bestest Friend) ran with it too:
Rep. Peter Welch (Another Dem from Vt.) said the attack shows how rampant Russian hacking is.
It’s systemic, relentless, predatory,” Welch said . “They will hack everywhere, even Vermont, in pursuit of opportunities to disrupt our country. We must remain vigilant, which is why I support President Obama’s sanctions against Russia and its attacks on our country and what it stands for.”
ABC News jumped right in:
Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin said his office is in touch with federal officials and the state’s utilities.
Vermonters and all Americans should be both alarmed and outraged that one of the world’s leading thugs, Vladimir Putin, has been attempting to hack our electric grid, which we rely upon to support our quality-of-life, economy, health, and safety,” he said in a statement.
He said the hacking episode should highlight the urgent need for the federal government to “vigorously pursue and put an end to this sort of Russian meddling.
Oh my heavens!!! The sky is falling. We are all doomed! Doomed I say!
Millions will freeze to death this winter! Frozen men, woman and children! Worse than Ted Bundy even. Oh, the horror…..the abject horror!
Why…..they probably even purposely targeted areas that Hillary was strong in. This means war!!!!!! War I say!!! Call out the troops!!!
Only One Minor Problem…
Uh, ever hear of “fake news”?
Yeah, turns out it was just one computer– a Burlington Electric Department laptop with malware on it.
One laptop. Heck, I used to treat a minimum of 2 pc’s a week for malware from a population of about 500 of them.
Happens all the time because people surf on the internet and naively click on links or stupidly visit Hollywood gossip sites etc.
Every day in fact.
That’s why programs like MalWareBytes exist and thrive.
A Sneaky Disclaimer Under an Alarming Headline
The Washington Post was forced to supplement their original story with an editors note at the top:
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.
Not attached to the grid? Calling Malware “hacking”? A bit embellished or dramatized may I say.
If now they know it was just one laptop and not, I emphasize, NOT attached to the grid!
Then why the headline still claiming “Russian operation hacked a Vermont Utility...” and “showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security”
It’s called spin folks. FAKE news extraordinaire!
They figure leave the headline up. Some suckers will skip over the Editors Note and dive right in. Buy into the story hook, line and sinker without any investigation like Democrats Senator Leahy, Representative Welch and Governor Shumlin
In the end, its just more deception by omission from the Corporate controlled media and the political lap dogs of the financial elite who run the show.
Yeah, read the newspapers or listen to the news on TV. They’ll feed ya plenty of it.
Like P.T. Barnum, the 19th century circus promoter, said: “There’s a sucker born every minute.”
Apparently, we have millions of them in this nation. Look how many votes Hillary got. Doi!!!