CYBER-WARFARE ATTACK BY NATION-STATE CRIPPLES NYC ELECTRIC GRID

CYBER-WARFARE ATTACK BY NATION-STATE CRIPPLES NYC ELECTRIC GRID
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Vast sections of New York City lost electric power Saturday and the cause was a CYBER-WARFARE ATTACK launched by a nation-state.

Before I go farther into this story, I should point out -- as my regular readers know -- for 15 years I worked with the FBI; my final five years with the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).   

According to federal court records which are public, while working with the JTTF, people like me handled National Security, Terrorism and Foreign Counter-Intelligence. 

Those same court records prove I was "National Security Intelligence" and that I was "granted Extra-territorial, full operating authority" by the Office of Intelligence at FBI Headquarters in Washington.  This meant that even though FBI is chartered for Domestic U.S. operations only, I was authorized to operate OUTSIDE the United States.  When I did that, my activities were coordinated with other agencies, like the CIA, but I did NOT work for the CIA.

In my role, I was able to work with Intelligence agencies from foreign governments.  Some police, some military, some foreign agencies similar to our CIA.  Those efforts allowed me to build relationships with intelligence people around the world, and I maintain those relationships to this day, even though my service to government ended in November, 2008. 

Those people feed me information that other media outlets never get near.  What you are about to read below in this story is one such example.

According to sources in the NYPD and a federal agency, Consolidated Edison (ConEd) the electric company for New York City, allegedly suffered a breach of their computer systems on Saturday.  The breach was allegedly perpetrated INSIDE Con Edison facilities, allowing malicious computer code entry into several electrical network control computers.

As the computer code executed, ConEd monitoring systems allegedly reported their electric services as operating normally, when in fact, switching systems in the field were receiving malicious instructions to shut power off.

Upwards of six separate electrical networks ultimately were taken offline, allegedly by the malicious computer code.  Power outages took place on Manhattan's upper west side, from about 71st St. to 57th St.  Next, power went out from 57th down to 49th streets.  Later power went off from 49th down into the 30's and so on.

It didn't take long for Engineers inside ConEd to realize their systems had been compromised.  There was one reported fire at a sub-station between 49th and 64th street, but sources tell me that had nothing to do with the overall outages.  Elsewhere there were NO EQUIPMENT FAILURES, FIRES, or EXPLOSIONS.  Yet power was slowly but surely turning off grid-by-grid.

I am told that once ConEd was able to isolate the computer control systems which had been compromised, they allegedly physically took those computers off the networks, installed back-up computers and, once all the compromised control units were out of the system, turn on the back up computers and begin to restore electric power.

As of about 10:30 PM local time, five of six networks saw electric restored.

According to other former colleagues in the Intelligence community (IC) at the federal level, this act of cyber warfare was perpetrated by a nation state - likely Iran.

The attack coincided with the arrival of an Iranian Minister today who will be attending meetings at the United Nations.

According to my former colleagues, several Iranians accompanying that Minister, came out of the buildings they were in AS POWER FAILED, and then "bolted" away buildings they had been in; some of them allegedly took off running!   When Diplomats from a hostile foreign power are in the USA, they are often (not always) kept under watch by US operatives.  In this case most of the Iranians were able to successfully evade federal operatives assigned to watch them while in the USA. 

The fact that the electric went out, meant CCTV cameras were also out.  That made it possible for these Iranians to flee, undetected, once they lost their US surveillance operative!  Those Iranians are now roaming freely in NYC and their plans or intentions are unknown.

The fact they waited for the electric to go out before fleeing, indicates to some people they KNEW the electric was going to go out . . . likely because they - or their government - caused it.

 

According to UN-VERIFIED CLAIMS, the Iranian Minister also ALLEGEDLY made some smarmy remarks prior to the electrical outage, along the lines of showing the Americans they face a worthy adversary who can hit them back.

It was shortly after those remarks were ALLEGEDLY made, that electric in Manhattan started to fail.

Other federal Intelligence sources claim the malicious software code was inserted into the ConEd system via USB device!!!  They also claim they know the time frame in which this was done, and the locations (multiple) where it was done.  

One NYPD expert told me "In order for this to have taken place, a person with high level access to ConEd computer systems would have had to do it personally."  Law enforcement is scouring computerized entry/exit logs to pin-down possible suspects.

Initial analysis of the malicious computer code allegedly indicates it was cleverly designed to conceal itself, and replicate itself endlessly.  Had ConEd's computer systems not been so hardened and secure, this malicious code quite possibly could have spread to all of New York City, and to many other US power systems as well. The nation owes a debt of gratitude to ConEd for having this level of hardened and secure computers. Had the malicious code been successful, most of the United States could have found itself without electricity for an extended period of time as malicious code spread into the national power grid.

Sources in the US Military have told me privately that, "according to US policy, an attack of this nature is classified by our government as "an act of war.""

The high-ranking Pentagon official also made clear "If the source of these acts can be traced directly to Iran, they will have made a fatal mistake."

Most folks who followed this situation from its beginning found out early that things weren't adding up.  Spokespersons for New York City Mayor deBlasio claimed Transformers exploded at 64th St., then later at 56th or 57th St., then later still, around 49th St. 

But New Yorkers who heard those claims, physically walked, or rode bikes, or drove to those areas, only to find --- nothing.  No police. No fire trucks. No ConEd repair crews.  No fires and no damage.

Later, the Mayor himself told media the cause was a manhole cover fire.  That was false as well.

During a media gaggle this evening, the CEO of ConEd said he does not know why the power went out, and that ConEd will have to do a complete engineering analysis to find out what happened. 

Source in the Intelligence field told me "that's nonsense.   They already know their computers were compromised; they don't want the public knowing it took place."  Whether that's accurate or not remains to be seen.

Now, however, thanks to my trusted former colleagues in the IC, you know the rest of the story.

What we do not know is what the Iranians who escaped surveillance are going to do - or where  -- or when.  

Stay tuned . . .

 

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    Suzanne Doller · 1 months ago
    I thought this was a way of getting Jeffery Epstein out of the Metropolitan Correctional facility so that he wouldn't be arkancided....wonder if he is actually still there.
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      GR · 1 months ago
      If he was actually going to name names he would have already had a 2 shotgun blasts to the back of the head suicide.
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    Doug Brown · 1 months ago
    Wasn't these another odd parallel in timing recently concerning Japanese Prime Minister Abe's visit with Khamanei? Yes, there certainly was. Abe carried a personal letter from Trump to Khamanei, which Khamanei refused. Weren't the oil tankers damaged simultaneously with the letter's refusal? That was hardly a coincidence.
    Just so the NYC blackout yesterday, it was no coincidence that the visiting Iranian Minister's visit coinciding with the blackout, and then, conveniently, the Iranian operatives, in the midst of the blackout, fled the scene.. No way it was accidental. It was deliberate, and planned.

    Thanks HAL
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      Ronald Cordova · 1 months ago
      Why is it that everything that goes wrong for on in America is blamed on Iran?
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        GR · 1 months ago
        Because Israel/US have a hard-on for a war - but only if it doesn't involve Russia or China. We (the US) are desperate for a daily false-flag to actually work to give us a way to attack Iran and not pull in their allies.
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          Paul Lambert · 1 months ago
          Well, hold on a second. Other than Hal and some of his former colleagues, has anyone official actually blamed Iran yet?
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            GR · 1 months ago
            Of course this isn't something the gov't would permit to be shared even if true. We've been on a disinformation overload for so long we have no idea what and what isn't true.
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            GR · 1 months ago
            Nope, not that has been publicized. Good point.
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    Gifford Rodine · 1 months ago
    Again, Hal's suggestions for prepping come to mind. And again, if you are unfortunate enough to be required to take remedial action based on Hal's news and information isn't it time to send Hal some money? Mine is in the mail, today.
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    Robin Robbins · 1 months ago
    The mossad motto.....make war by deception. Sec. of state pompao....
    We lie, cheat and steal.
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      Doug Brown · 1 months ago
      Deception as a tactic in war is what war generally consists of, right? Why the vendetta against the Mossad?
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        Ronald Cordova · 1 months ago
        The Mossad motto is "By way of deception we make war"

        A book by Victor Ostrtovsky Titled "BY WAY OF DECEPTION. Published in 1990

        "But it was the twisted ideals and self-centered pragmatism that I encountered inside the Mossad, coupled with this so-called teams greed, lust and total lack of respect for human life, that motivated me to tell this story"
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    Michele Schauer · 1 months ago
    This is also a Prelude of what is to come. I recognize this behavior well, as I am targeted by the same people personally. The "rules" they follow is they have to tell you what they are going to do. They are telling you. They have also told you in the illuminati card game, the $100. bill (see Jonathon Kleck's you tube video ) and the heliophant movie "My Pet Goat 2")
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    Frank Lee · 1 months ago
    A close friend in San Diego says his power went out 2 hours ago. May be related? Stay tuned....
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    Michele Schauer · 1 months ago
    Look at the date....13th. Obviously, this crime was committed by the satanic powers that are in control of the world. They always do their business on dates that mean something to them.
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    transformationtime · 1 months ago
    Very unpleasant news. My guess would be the aliens are behind it. Dont you think so? Has nobody seen an UFO in the sky? They probably will come back. May next time they will do something good, who knows?
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    William Raywalt · 1 months ago
    What I find a little bit bizarre is the DeBlasio administration running interference through disinformation. Who's side are they on? Is DeBlasio working with the Iranians to create a false flag?
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    Margaret Schmidt · 1 months ago
    Was the power out at Trump Tower?
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    Jonathan Munday · 1 months ago
    Haven't read the article, but I guarantee Iran will be blamed. Let's see if I was right.
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      Jonathan Munday · 1 months ago
      I was right. Don't you just hate it when someone puts a virus in your systems *ahem* Stuxnet. Blowback's a *****. But it's okay when WE do it...smdh.
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        Paul Lambert · 1 months ago
        So you are blaming Iran too, but moral equivalence allows you to suggest that the Americans deserved it. Do I understand you right?
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          Jonathan Munday · 1 months ago
          It's like punching someone in the face, then being shocked when they take a few swings of their own. Was it Iran? I don't know, but I do know that the neo-cons have wanted a war with Iran for a very long time and will use any excuse to make that happen. Even if they have to make something up, or use similarly insane people in the Iranian government to reach the same end.
          The Persians believe the end of the world will bring their mahdi, and I do believe there are some in their government willing to destroy their country to bring that about. That is the only reason I haven't dismissed their involvement 100%.
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    Madeleine Mead · 1 months ago
    I meant U S not IS as in ISIS they probably do benefit.
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    Madeleine Mead · 1 months ago
    I agree with Grim. Who benefits from a war? Certainly not the IS or Iran.
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      Ratcoon · 1 months ago
      Who benefits from war ??? ....hmmmm, let me see, where is that LIST ....Politicians .....Manufacturing factories that make tools of war....Ya know WHY a "new" design hammer costs so much ? cause they ATTACH EXTRA costs to it to allow the skimming of funds.....depending who got into the stream to get "set up" skim money .......there are hundreds in the stream, pay off money, keep quiet money ................Tha Bastards of a government....slave owners....sheep herders.
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      Paul Lambert · 1 months ago
      Iran is not interested in questions of benefit. Logical tactical or strategic gain is not what motivates them, so don't start pulling out the thinly disguised Jew-baiting quite yet. According to some of the fellows on this forum, Iran is still lashing back over the Mossadegh affair, but the reality is even more insipid than that.

      As to this particular incident, assuming it was Iran behind it (and I am personally not so sure), I am one of the few people who accepts that the US and Iran are already at war and have been for a long time. The two countries are going to do things like this to each other. Instead of moralising over it, the Americans should simply prepare ways to defend against it, and if possible, devise ways to cripple Iran's ability to do this sort of thing again. War is about defeating an enemy - not about getting hurt feelings when the enemy strikes a blow.
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    Grim · 1 months ago
    As much as I dislike Iran, I'd be looking at the Deep State for the source of this blackout, because they're desperately and openly wanting a reason to start a war with Iran.
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      Ratcoon · 1 months ago
      Isn't it REALLY that they just want to start A war ......Iran fit the mold. They tried their best with Syria .......... ..... .... Played skilfully they can fix most all of THEIR political screw ups, National debt - fixed, Over population - fixed, Control of the sheep - fixed , Cover up of bureaucrat crime - fixed. . . . . Aaaah AND further implementation of the One World Gov. Rule.