Hackers That Took Down Saudi Oil Site Probing U.S. Power Grid

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Wired: ON THE SCALE of security threats, hackers scanning potential targets for vulnerabilities might seem to rank rather low. But when it’s the same hackers who previously executed one of the most reckless cyberattacks in history—one that could have easily turned destructive or even lethal—that recon­nais­sance has a more foreboding edge. Especially when the target of their scanning is the US power grid.

Over the past several months, security analysts at the Electric Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) and the critical-infrastructure security firm Dragos have been tracking a group of sophisticated hackers carrying out broad scans of dozens of US power grid targets, apparently looking for entry points into their networks.

Scanning alone hardly represents a serious threat. But these hackers, known as Xenotime—or sometimes as the Triton actor, after their signature malware—have a particularly dark history.  more …

Opinion: The article goes on to say “There’s no sign that the hackers are anywhere near triggering a power outage” but to me, that provides absolutely no comfort. They, hackers, got in there, and almost nobody seems concerned.

For those of us who see prophecy in headlines like this, two questions immediately come to mind.

  • Where is the US in prophecy?
  • Could hackers simulate an EMP event?

In the great (future) war of Gog Magog, Ezekiel 38:13, three nations are mentioned that many Bible scholars identify as Britain, US, and Saudi Arabia:

Ezek. 38:13 “Sheba, Dedan, the merchants of Tarshish, and all their young lions will say to you, ‘Have you come to take plunder? Have you gathered your army to take booty, to carry away silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods, to take great plunder?

  • Sheba and Dedan are cities in Saudi Arabia
  • Merchants of Tarshish represents Spaniards who sailed from Spain to bring back tin (Britain)
  • The lion is the symbol for Britain – young lions may then represent America and colonies. (All three nations are depicted as powerless)

That the US is not by Israel’s side may be because the US has been attacked and lost its ability to do so. While many prophecy experts point to an EMP (electromagnetic pulse) consisting of a nuclear explosion 200 miles above the nation causing the energy grid to fail, hackers bring another possibility.