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Push of a Button: This Is How Fast the Entire Banking System Can Be Locked Down
Freedom Outpost ^ | December 25, 2013 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 12/25/2013 5:08:43 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Late last week it was learned that some 40 million charge cards were obtained using physical processing systems located in Target retail locations nationwide. Though no details of the how the hack attack was executed have been released by Target, the FBI or other agencies investigating the breach, it is likely that the processing machines themselves were compromised. Target claims that the hack was sophisticated, but on the technical side, once hackers found a way into the credit card processing machines, probably via remote entry from servers somewhere in Eastern Europe or Russia, the theft of credit card data itself would have been fairly straight forward by using scripts or applications that simply capture the data and send it off to servers owned by the hackers.

This was probably one of the largest credit card thefts in history, though it is not at all surprising. Two years ago we noted that cyber attacks would soon be targeting America’s e-commerce systems and just a few months ago it was noted that rogue terrorist groups were specifically working on sabotage operation to bring down the U.S. economy. While this latest attack on Target stores and their customers fell far short of crashing our economy or financial system, it proves, as did recent breaches of Pentagon military networks, that even the most highly secured systems in the world can be compromised.

Furthermore, what this attack highlights is that with the right type of “event” the economy and financial system of the United States can be shut down… almost instantly.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government
KEYWORDS: banking; china; collapse; cyberattack; hackers; iran; russia; shutdown
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1 posted on 12/25/2013 5:08:43 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: null and void; Kartographer; Marcella; blam; JRandomFreeper; Lazamataz

Merry Christmas.


2 posted on 12/25/2013 5:09:32 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Some event will be blamed for the inevitable collapse that is on our doorstep. The blame will be misplaced but the collapse will be unconcerned.


3 posted on 12/25/2013 5:14:24 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Exactly why I am out of the banking system....


4 posted on 12/25/2013 5:18:45 PM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
This would mean for four months: no gas, groceries, walmart, pharmacy, travel, hospital, communication, TV, utilities, ...

The equivalent of a nationwide EMP attack or massive solar flare hitting the earth all at the hand of one man:


5 posted on 12/25/2013 5:22:50 PM PST by Errant
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
.. but the button pushers err in thinking they won't be numbered among the corpses littering the streets.

Chaos will be randomly 'funny' that way . . .

6 posted on 12/25/2013 5:24:14 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This just the tip of the iceberg, wait until all the required information needed to obtain the forced obamacare insurance.

And then our mac daddy administration tell you, in a barely readable statement, that you should not expect any assurance of privacy with this mandatory information.


7 posted on 12/25/2013 5:24:30 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Errant



8 posted on 12/25/2013 5:25:07 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Errant
The equivalent of a nationwide EMP attack or massive solar flare hitting the earth all at the hand of one man:

If he thinks he has troubles now...

9 posted on 12/25/2013 5:26:54 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: MeshugeMikey

It’s worse than Skynet.


10 posted on 12/25/2013 5:28:01 PM PST by Errant
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Rouge terrorist groups don’t have to bother working to bring down the USA economy. WashingtonDC is already well on the way to achieving that.


11 posted on 12/25/2013 5:32:24 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Errant
welcome


12 posted on 12/25/2013 5:33:09 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Chase bank made no announcement to their customers of the coming restrictions just days before Christmas. They simply obtained a list of the potentially compromised cards, uploaded them into their system, and with the flick of a finger shut down electronic access to customers’ funds.

That's BS. They didn't shut down access - they limited it to a certain amount on purchases and a different amount for ATM withdrawals. And they DID announce it. I saw it online and heard about it on local newscasts.

13 posted on 12/25/2013 5:33:17 PM PST by Veggie Todd (I don't always talk to Obama voters, but when I do I ask for Large Fries.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; ...

Preppers’ PING!!

Hat tip to Tolerance for the heads-up.


14 posted on 12/25/2013 5:43:56 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: eartick

So...what are you doing?


15 posted on 12/25/2013 5:45:37 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Veggie Todd

They announced it after the fact. If you werent watching the news you would never know until you tried to spend your money.

There were also accounts of people who had their entire account locked.


16 posted on 12/25/2013 5:45:40 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: gorush
Some event Republican's, GOP, evil capitilism will be blamed for the inevitable collapse that is on our doorstep. The blame will be misplaced but the collapse will be unconcerned.

{;^)

17 posted on 12/25/2013 5:49:41 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Kartographer

Seems to me some smart lawyer will eventually file a class action lawsuit against this whole credit system.

They’ve created a system which is unsecure and is easily abused to steal money and ruin peoples lives.


18 posted on 12/25/2013 5:51:57 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

:{)


19 posted on 12/25/2013 5:54:03 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: driftdiver

They’re just trying to move us to biometrics.


20 posted on 12/25/2013 5:55:11 PM PST by txhurl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Though no details of the how the hack attack was executed have been released by Target, the FBI or other agencies investigating the breach,...

Not by those agencies, no, but more info has already been tracked down, not that anyone seems to be noticing or referencing it! Someone needs to send an email or several to those clueless dupes that they need to look beyond their own inter-agency's reports to find other-than-one's-own-company information.

Look here for more info: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3105263/posts...

21 posted on 12/25/2013 6:19:32 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: gorush

There is a large segment of society just ITCHING for chaos of some significant sort so they can loot, burn, assault, you name it. And when that happens, those on the opposing side may just be pushed to their limits. It’s close.


22 posted on 12/25/2013 6:25:48 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

23 posted on 12/25/2013 6:33:19 PM PST by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: SgtHooper

Of late I feel that the Cloward/Priven strategy is a conservative’s best hope.


24 posted on 12/25/2013 6:39:39 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: All

This is what happens in a cashless society. The electricity goes off and we’re screwed. And if you admit you got cash stashed away, remember, they’re listening and watching. Man, paranoia is a bitch!


25 posted on 12/25/2013 6:53:52 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Cash will be king.


26 posted on 12/25/2013 7:13:50 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: Errant
-all at the hand of one man...

all at the hand of one PERSON...

Obungbreath is only loosely defined as a man by the standard of many, and then usually by the type of Liberal -I mean, "looney-tunes" that also qualifies PeeWee Herman as a man. *snicker*

27 posted on 12/25/2013 7:18:16 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: txhurl
Rex. 13:17: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
28 posted on 12/25/2013 7:24:43 PM PST by mykroar (We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again. - Nathanael Greene)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Lazamataz; JRandomFreeper; Old Sarge; All
I have myself on lockdown due to people dying of H1N1 in my county and I can't take the vaccine shot which has H1N1 vaccine in it.

I found out these people had died and, by the way, H1N1 appears to cause kidney failure as each one with it, including a guy in Fort Worth, had kidney failure. It was announced last Wednesday and I haven't left my house since then. Our state health agency plus the CDC were involved in finding out why these four people in the county died, then the guy in Fort Worth died with it.

It was no problem for me to stay in my house and need nothing for as long as I need to stay in. Now, we come to this problem of the banking system could be cut off by punching a button. That is no different than H1N1 instantly stopping me from leaving my house. Once the banks are off line, everything stops. No truck will leave the home base until money is sent by the bank to pay for that shipment. When no money can be sent, no truck is moving and no food is delivered. Plus, NO FUEL is delivered to power companies to produce electricity.

Plus, we read the Muslim president we have could also cut off everything instantly. He is a danger to this country and I'm sure would clap his hands in glee if every Christian had no food and no water as water will also not continue to come out of the faucet.

I don't need Hussein to stay alive and have a decent standard of living. He can't hurt me if he flips the switch and stops everything. I'm also not afraid of some terrorist group overseas destroying banking through the internet as I don't need that to live, either. It will be just like right now, I'm not leaving my house and I have what I need.

What will be a tragedy is the vast majority of people have nothing stored. Plus, people in hospitals will die. People who have to use oxygen plugged into the wall will die.

I must tell you this story. You have read of my liberal to the left of Stalin, sister-in-law. She just turned into a prepper due to my being able to stay in my house with H1N1 virus out there. You see, she has a lung problem that has almost killed her and she has been told by her doctor this week not to take that vaccine due to her lung problem. She is now afraid she will get that virus and die which she would with her lungs like they are. She is not a smoker and it was two serious forms of mold behind the walls in her rented house that has almost killed her. She can't live in that house and is staying in an apartment at this time until they decide where to live in that town.

She said to me on the phone today that since I have been giving them survival equipment at Christmas for several years, if she stored food, they wouldn't have to leave the house either, if H1N1 comes there. She now wishes she had the stored food I have and she is not laughing at me anymore.

I expect she is sending the husband to buy canned food but he thinks if he buys a barrel of rice and one of beans, that is all they need. So, the tide has turned for them but it took the fright of her dying and my locking myself in needing nothing, before she could take action to save herself.

What is the big deal? Store water and food and have a way to stay warm or cool, have two ways at least to cook food, and have a way to have light at night. Have medicines so you don't have to go to a doctor's office where sick people are. People who jump on people who prep, are crazy people and one of these days, an emergency will hit them without their being prepared.

29 posted on 12/25/2013 7:31:05 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: null and void

the joys of having everything on the cloud and computerized….


30 posted on 12/25/2013 7:44:16 PM PST by Nifster
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http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3105263/posts

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31 posted on 12/25/2013 7:50:47 PM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: driftdiver
They’ve created a system which is unsecure and is easily abused to steal money and ruin peoples lives.

I've had two known cases of identity theft occur against me. In the last case, someone opened a cell phone account in Philadelphia using my name and SS number (I live in CA). I've received notices from two former employers and the VA that my personal info(along with hundreds or thousands of others) may have been compromised. Even with vigilance, there is no way to safeguard your personal data.

But, other than some legal shenanigans to show that the phone account couldn't be mine, I've been spared any real damage. I believe the reason for that is that my credit score is horrible - not because I've misbehaved, but because I'VE NEVER HAD A CREDIT CARD OR BOUGHT ANYTHING ON CREDIT with one minor exception when I was young. Thus, I have a low credit score, and a false cell phone account is about the biggest thing that identity thieves could squeeze out of my low rating, heh. My reaction to that was to have my credit record frozen because, hey, I don't use credit anyway. If I could have my entire credit report wiped and just a big e-notice to any vendor not to give credit to me, that would be fine.

I've always looked at debt as a form of slavery. I honestly can't imagine living on credit cards and loans the way a lot of people have.
32 posted on 12/25/2013 7:50:57 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: SgtHooper
There is a large segment of society just ITCHING for chaos of some significant sort so they can loot, burn, assault, you name it.

Well, there is also a significant portion of society that is just itching for these looters to bring it on so we, *cough*, I mean they, can get some payback.
33 posted on 12/25/2013 7:53:47 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Marcella

That’s a big bit of news, Marcella - both of your S-I-L, and the H1N1 situation.

FReepmail coming.


34 posted on 12/25/2013 8:28:29 PM PST by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: Marcella
Too bad it took such dire things to get your SIL on board, but at least she's finally on board and still alive.

You stay safe Miss Marcella. My mother can't take the flu vaccine either, and my Dad come down with almost pneumonia just before Christmas, so I understand the trouble.

35 posted on 12/25/2013 8:33:01 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: gorush
Some event will be blamed for the inevitable collapse that is on our doorstep.

Bush's fault!

36 posted on 12/25/2013 8:45:11 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Push of a Button: This Is How Fast the Entire Banking System Can Be Locked Down

Where have I heard something like this before, I wonder? I think... "Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.", was it not? That kid Steponallophous, yes?

37 posted on 12/25/2013 9:42:16 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: LucyT

Thank you so much for the link, LucyT.


38 posted on 12/25/2013 9:49:59 PM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Bookmark


39 posted on 12/25/2013 10:13:49 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: Utilizer

That was Paul Begala who said that.


40 posted on 12/25/2013 11:52:36 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thank you so much for the clarification. I never can remember which criminal said what sometimes, it has been so many years since they enguaged in their criminal actions and still not incarcerated...


41 posted on 12/26/2013 12:18:26 AM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Ehrmmm... no one HAS been incarcerated yet, true? I mean, I seem to recall both Steponallophous and BeGallya are still pandering about, are they not?


42 posted on 12/26/2013 12:33:11 AM PST by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Utilizer

Yes, as far as I know, they are both still at large.


43 posted on 12/26/2013 1:41:57 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: Old Sarge

OS — Curious what your concern is with regard to H1N1. Typically H1N1 ‘flu’ is the typical or novo human influenza making the rounds every year.

H5N1 with a human-to-human vector would be the gravest concern. THAT would truly be a “duct-tape-the-house-for-90-days” scenario.

Why so worried about H1N1? (just askin’)


44 posted on 12/26/2013 2:15:38 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: VerySadAmerican
This is what happens in a cashless society. The electricity goes off and we’re screwed. And if you admit you got cash stashed away, remember, they’re listening and watching.

I used to have cash (and firearms) until that boating accident on the lake.

45 posted on 12/26/2013 3:41:31 AM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: faithhopecharity
Rouge terrorist groups don’t have to bother working to bring down the USA economy.

Rouge terrorists? Like this guy?


46 posted on 12/26/2013 6:39:40 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Gun horror is not a productive emotion, but learned helplessness disguised as moral superiority.")
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To: MeshugeMikey

Is that based on the West World movie poster?


47 posted on 12/26/2013 7:23:41 AM PST by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Indeed it is


48 posted on 12/26/2013 7:35:31 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: fr_freak

The Obamacare sign up site is apparently verifying your identity through the Equifax system. My father has followed Dave Ramsey’s principles for years, with no debt after the mortgage was paid off decades ago.
He couldn’t sign up because his credit report was blank, -—. No credit history for his SSN, so no proof he’s a person. He actually tried to sign up and failed because of this.
So the refusal to have a credit card and use mostly cash to protect from identity theft and avoid debt meant he couldn’t sign up on the exchanges.


49 posted on 12/26/2013 7:37:03 AM PST by tbw2
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To: Pollster1

Sorry about that boating accident. I’m not t0o worried about the feds knowing I have a legal gun. It’s a squirrel assault rifle. I’m not worried yet!


50 posted on 12/26/2013 7:48:36 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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