Hacking U.S. Energy Grid: Is Israel setting Russia up?
March 16, 2018
- Are we being deceived about the Russian threat?
- Is Israeli Military Intelligence setting Russia up?
- Why I have been expecting false-flag hacking for the past decade.
Amit Yoran is an Israeli hacker who made a business out of hacking public utilities like Burlington Electric. Before 9/11, he served as a Network Security Manager at the Department of Defense and [was] responsible for maintaining operations of the Pentagon’s network. Dr. Yoran also served as an officer in the United States Air Force [as the Director of Vulnerability Programs for Dept. of Defense’s Computer Emergency Response Team]. He designed security architecture for the Pentagon and Office of the Secretary of Defense networks’ backbones.
The largest unit in the Israeli army is Unit 8200, which specializes in hacking.
The badge of Unit 8200.
The title of an article in the New York Times caught my attention:
“Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says.”
The article begins: “The Trump administration accused Russia on Thursday of engineering a series of cyber-attacks that targeted American and European nuclear power plants and water and electric systems, and could have sabotaged or shut power plants off at will. United States officials and private security firms saw the attacks as a signal by Moscow that it could disrupt the West’s critical facilities in the event of a conflict.”
I see these accusations as more baseless allegations from the anti-Russia campaign that is being waged daily by our controlled media and government. This is a very dangerous and reckless propaganda campaign that needs to be understood for what it is.
There is, for example, no solid evidence to support any of the accusations that the Russian government is behind this hacking. This is most likely a false-flag hacking operation by another party that is trying to frame the Russian government.
This seems to be the most likely explanation given the flurry of anti-Russian allegations swirling about London and Washington.
Who is the most likely suspect behind the hacking and allegations of Russian hacking of U.S. energy and utility networks? Unit 8200 of the Israeli military would have to be at the top of the list of suspects behind any false-flag hacking operation. Unit 8200 is the largest unit of the Israeli army and its specialty is hacking into computer networks.
Israelis like Amit Yoran have made a career out of hacking into energy and utility networks, as I explained in Chapter VII of Solving 9/11, “The Architecture of Terror.” The following extracts explain who Amit Yoran is and how his company Riptech hacked into energy company networks around the world.
WHO IS AMIT YORAN?
Business Week says the following about “Dr. Yoran”:
Dr. [Amit] Yoran is a Co-Founder of Guardium, Inc. and also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President. He was the President and Chief Executive Officer at Riptech Inc., which Dr. Yoran co-founded in 1998.
He was appointed by George W. Bush as the administration’s Cyber Chief, responsible for coordinating the nation’s activities in cyber security. Prior to this, Dr. Yoran served as a Vice President for worldwide-managed security services at Symantec Corp. and was primarily responsible for managing security infrastructure in 40 countries.
Before working in the private sector, he served as a Network Security Manager at the Department of Defense and [was] responsible for maintaining operations of the Pentagon’s network. Dr. Yoran also served as an officer in the United States Air Force [as the Director of Vulnerability Programs for Dept. of Defense’s Computer Emergency Response Team]. He designed security architecture for the Pentagon and Office of the Secretary of Defense networks’ backbones.
AMIT YORAN’S “ETHICAL HACKERS”
“Mr. [Amit] Yoran is chief executive of Riptech, a U.S. company that employs ‘ethical hackers’ to test vulnerability of networks, including those of utility companies,” the Irish Times reported on October 5, 2001. “He [Yoran] says his teams have had success in disrupting utilities’ power networks, in Europe particularly,” according to the article, which was aptly titled, “Welcome to the Art of Electronic Warfare.” The Yorans’ company hacked into the computer networks of dozens of energy companies, the Los Angeles Times reported on August 20, 2001:
Riptech Inc., a security company in Alexandria, Va., has tested security for dozens of energy-industry clients. In every case, the firm penetrated Internet-connected corporate networks and often hopped from those networks into supposedly sealed grid-control systems, according to Riptech’s president, Amit Yoran…
Riptech “was founded by Elad and Amit Yoran, two Israeli West Point graduates who claim years of security experience, and Tim Belcher, a Desert Storm veteran who serves as the company’s chief technology officer,” the Washington Times reported on December 11, 2000. “Amit Yoran reportedly helped design the Pentagon’s computer security architecture,” the Times reported.
Riptech was funded by companies associated with Israeli military intelligence through Amit’s brother Elad.
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