Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
May 20, 2016
Many readers sent various versions of the first article here, which forms the backdrop for the second article, and today’s high octane speculations. Please note: last Thursday’s News and Views was cancelled because I was unable to obtain assistance with the new upgrades we’re making, so today’s blog is essentially what I recorded, but was unable to upload, to You Tube.
So what’s today’s blog (and last Thursday’s News and Views) about? Well, someone is hacking central banks, in particular, the New York Federal Reserve:
Now note the last paragraph of this article:
“The attackers clearly exhibit a deep and sophisticated knowledge of specific operational controls within the targeted banks, knowledge that may have been gained from malicious insiders or cyberattacks, or a combination of both,” Morey Haber, vice president of technology at the Phoenix-based BeyondTrust, said. “The hackers allegedly learned from internal resources what systems need to be attacked, whom to contact, and what vulnerabilities should be leveraged. The art of the hack then became a simple exploit to exercise due to the insider threat.”
So what do we have? In this article we have (1) “hackers” have hacked the NY Federal Reserve, with no mention of who the suspects might be, and (2) the statement is made that “knowledge… may have been gained from malicious insiders or cyber attacks, or a combination of both.”
Say that again? “Malicious insiders”? Now, I don’t know about you, but “malicious insiders” sounds an awful lot like moles.