Tag: ransomware

Jamil Jaffer, the founder and executive director of the National Security Institute at George Mason University, joined “Plugged In” host Neil Chatterjee and reporter Breanne Deppisch, warning that the United States needs the energy and defense sectors, as well as industry and government, to come together in order to protect critical infrastructure that is “always” under attack.

Jaffer, who has also served as a cyber adviser in all aspects of government, also provided insight into potential cyber attacks by nation-states such as Russia and China and how to decipher between “hacking” and “attacking” in the cyberspace.

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Secretary of Energy Prevention, Jennifer Granholm has, predictably, come out squarely against a free market in energy. “We expect that [gasoline] station owners are and should act responsibly. We will have no tolerance for price-gouging. Federal and state officials will be investigating those actions if we see price-gouging.”

Secretary Granholm has made it clear that the Biden administration enthusiastically endorses shortages, rather than free-market adjustments, which result in scarcer goods being rationed by higher prices. After all, gas station owners, who usually make between 1 and 3 cents per gallon on the gasoline that serves as an advertisement for Kool Filter Kings and Slim Jims, number among the millionaires and billionaires decried by the Democratic party’s most influential members.

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This past week, two Florida counties experienced cyber-attacks. It was just on the news that Florida City experienced a ransomware attack, then this evening, it was announced that Mexico Beach was also attacked by ransomware, demanding $600,000 to be paid in Bitcoin, the untraceable way to pay and preferred choice of criminals, thugs and lowlifes […]

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There are several new variants of the infamous ransom-ware variety of malware that have been making the news lately. The ransom-ware comes as an email attachment, usually something that appears non-threatening, but a little bit off. The malware, once opened, encrypts every document file on your computer, changes the file type, changes the date modified […]

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