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Iran readying hacker attacks on U.S. infrastructure, specialists say
The Washington Times ^ | 4/25/12 | Shaun Waterman

Posted on 04/26/2012 7:53:19 AM PDT by crosshairs

Iran is recruiting a hacker army to target the U.S. power grid, water systems and other vital infrastructure for cyberattack in a future confrontation with the United States, security specialists will warn Congress Thursday. "Elements of the IRGC [Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps] have openly sought to pull hackers into the fold" of a religiously motivated cyberarmy, according to Frank J. Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University.

Lawmakers from two House Homeland Security subcommittees will hold a joint hearing Thursday about the cyberthreat posed by Iran, as tensions over Tehran's nuclear program continue at a high level, and a possible Israeli strike looms. The Washington Times obtained advance copes of witnesses' prepared testimony. In his remarks, Mr. Cilluffo says that, in addition to the recruiting by the IGRC, another extremist militia, the Basij, "are paid to do cyber work on behalf of the regime, [and] provide much of the manpower for Iran's cyber-operations." Both militias are believed to be under the control of Iran's clerical leadership, headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei.

Two Revolutionary Guard leaders have been indicted by U.S.prosecutors for their part in an alleged conspiracy to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States by bombing a prominent Washington restaurant. "Over the past three years, the Iranian regime has invested heavily in both defensive and offensive capabilities in cyberspace," states testimony from Ilan Berman, vice president of the hawkish American Foreign Policy Council, in his remarks for Thursday's hearing. Estimates of the skill level of Iran's hacker army vary, but Mr. Cilluffo points out that there is a veritable "arms bazaar of cyberweapons" currently accessible through the Internet hacker underworld. "Adversaries do not need capabilities, just intent and cash," he states.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; crushislam; cyberarmy; fraud; hackers; iran; islam; islamofascism; killtheimams; obama; prepperping; shtf; survivalping

1 posted on 04/26/2012 7:53:31 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

I have thought this for years. That is why we should have stricter control of the people getting into this country. Who knows how many are already here?


2 posted on 04/26/2012 7:59:28 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: crosshairs
Wait just one dagon minute....I thought if everyone converted to Macs we would be safe from hacking.......
3 posted on 04/26/2012 8:02:21 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


4 posted on 04/26/2012 8:03:34 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: crosshairs

I really need to get my auto stand-by generator installed. Yet another reason. I just don’t have the money right now but it’s next on my list.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 8:05:15 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: rightwingextremist1776

But macs are gay.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: Peter from Rutland
I really need to get my auto stand-by generator installed. Yet another reason. I just don’t have the money right now but it’s next on my list.

I need to get more Achmed targets to take to the shooting range, for practice. Of course I have to rent the guns there because I don't have any myself, what with the boating accident.
7 posted on 04/26/2012 8:08:42 AM PDT by crosshairs (As long as there is evil, "Coexist" is impossible.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

You can go with an “intermediate solution” until you can afford the autostandby configuration.
Buy a cheap portable genny and get a bunch of extension cords.
Make sure to shut off your main breaker while you’re powering things with the generator.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 8:10:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: crosshairs

The worm turns...


9 posted on 04/26/2012 8:13:30 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1192 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Kartographer

I don’t know if you’re a TSP listener (you should be),
but I found the interview with “Joe Nobody” about bugout location security to be interesting... and frightening.

http://www.thesurvivalpodcast.com/881-joe-nobody-on-bol-security


10 posted on 04/26/2012 8:14:01 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

And, consider the fuel your generator will need.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 8:14:59 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: crosshairs

Nuke the little Persian pricks, problem solved.

Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Tehran - now THAT is an American Trifecta.

Of course to see that happen, we would need a President with some BALLS, which sure as Hell rules out 0bama or 0Romney.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 8:15:39 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne- "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I almost included “convert it to run on natural gas”,
but that might be too intimidating for some.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 8:17:15 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
But still......that is what “we” are told...yes?

The obvious solution is to switch everything over to Macs and we will be safe...no?

After all, macs are sooooooo much more secure....right?

14 posted on 04/26/2012 8:17:26 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: MrB

Propane makes you more independent. Natural gas will go away if we have a system-wide breakdown. Diesel is best but more costly for the GenSet. The 1800 rpm ones are better for long term ruggedness. IMHO an auto switch an the least important. When the shtf you will have to be there anyway, you can crank, flip, plug, etc.

I also have solar panels and off-grid capability.

Write if you want an electrical eng perspective.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 8:23:07 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: MrB

I have a 2400 watt generator right now that I mainly use to back up my basement sump pump if we lose power. If it’s not used by the sump pump it’s enough to power most of what I would need.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 8:27:50 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: George from New England

EE here as well.

A natgas engine will run on propane, but you need a regulator.

The natgas grid will survive for a long time after the elect grid is down, 6 months at least, if there isn’t something actively interfering.

Listen to the Steven Harris interviews on thesurvivalpodcast.com for more really interesting alt-E stuff.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 8:28:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: crosshairs

They are booting up and readying their Commodores as we speak.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 8:34:12 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: ZX12R
They are booting up and readying their Commodores as we speak.

What does Lionel Ritchie have to do with this?

19 posted on 04/26/2012 8:35:52 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: ZX12R

Naaw, they’re booting up their ZX80s.


20 posted on 04/26/2012 8:50:24 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: MrB

Do you think Nat Gas will function and distribute countrywide after any EMP ? Are there not valves/switches in the pipelines that are controlled with computer gear. I don’t have faith that anybody has tested the ‘gas-grid’ for EMP integrity


21 posted on 04/26/2012 8:52:22 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: MrB

Or propane.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 8:58:18 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: George from New England
Nor do I have faith that the controllers for the natural gas pipeline system won't be specifically targeted by a people who had Stuxnet to use as a bitter example.
23 posted on 04/26/2012 9:02:44 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1192 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: George from New England

Like I said, it will run on propane as well.
Do you think an EMP attack to be likely?

More likely than a local ice storm or a national economic collapse?

Besides, is your GENERATOR EMP-proof?


24 posted on 04/26/2012 9:10:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: crosshairs

LOL

You’re Iranians and likely the Barney Fife’s of Hacking.

You ain’t no step for stepping aqainst white hatters anywhere in the world and our White Hatters probably won’t get out of bed except to make you are stuck in the mouse trap.


25 posted on 04/26/2012 9:32:54 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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26 posted on 04/26/2012 9:54:16 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: crosshairs

And both of them live in LA with their parents.


27 posted on 04/26/2012 11:00:18 AM PDT by Thud
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To: Thud

No, they’re living in the basement of our WH under the guise of Czar of Something or Dept. of Whatever. We have more to fear from the Resident of Terror than we do from Iran.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 11:57:45 AM PDT by bgill
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To: crosshairs
Sorry to hear about your boating accident. If you tell me where the accident happened, I may be able to recover your cache, err..lost property.
29 posted on 04/26/2012 4:52:38 PM PDT by Sarajevo ( Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.)
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To: George from New England

Bump.


30 posted on 04/26/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT by foxfield
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31 posted on 04/26/2012 6:59:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks crosshairs.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 7:00:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MamaB

I have thought this for years. That is why we should have stricter control of the people getting into this country. Who knows how many are already here?


They belong to ‘Sleeper Cells’.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 7:41:16 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Sarajevo

Mine were all lost when my raft capsized on Lake Powell. That’s a deep lake.


34 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:33 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

I know. Just read a fantastic book, Blood of Patriots by Johnstone about that.


35 posted on 04/26/2012 7:54:10 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: MamaB

I have very little faith in any Government agency stopping them.

I no longer have faith in anyone in power doing what’s best for America.

Keep your powder dry, folks.


36 posted on 04/26/2012 8:02:08 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

They don’t. All they seem to care about is staying in power as long as they can. They rarely believe what they tell voters. Most seem to hate this country with a passion. I just do not understand why people continue to elect these thugs. There was a thread on here about the communists in office. I knew that years ago but when I tried to tell people, they just thought I was kooky. People had better wake up but I doubt if they will.


37 posted on 04/26/2012 8:18:14 PM PDT by MamaB
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To: George from New England; MrB

Every natural gas compressor station is run from a PLC. In the event of a loss of electricity the nat gas back-up generator will power the station via the UPS until ESD then the station will be off-line.

Matter of minutes to half an hour. I doubt a single generator is EMP proof.


38 posted on 04/26/2012 8:24:06 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: MamaB

They must think themselves immune to the disaster they’re bringing on. They must have islands in the south Pacific where they can take refuge.

The next revolution in America, if we have one, will resemble the French Revolution.


39 posted on 04/26/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: crosshairs

The biggest problem is muslims INSIDE America with I.T. access.

Hacking efforts from the outside go on continually, mostly out of China, eastern Europe and some mideast.

If some bozo muslim working at a water plant, etc., executes a well-planned plot of course they could cause problems.

Whatever the problems, there is a clean up/fix etc. and we move on.

The root of the problem is that much of our government and private sector leadership is in bed with islam.


40 posted on 04/26/2012 9:10:45 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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"If I had sons they would look
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41 posted on 04/29/2012 3:20:01 AM PDT by devolve (---- --------subhumans should be tossed in Hannibal pits with wild boars----------)
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