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9272802297?profile=RESIZE_400xHackers have recently tampered with critical infrastructure entities in the US.  This includes the Colonial Pipeline incident that affected the supply of gas and the JBS Foods hack that affected operations of the meat-packing giant.  Neither of these ransomware attacks had any severe, real-world consequences.  Some people could not put gas in their cars for a few days, or the price of meat might have gone up in some areas, but no lives were immediately threatened.

But what if the hackers decided

9073810482?profile=RESIZE_400xA few days after the Colonial Pipeline was attacked, a former law enforcement source close to the company told Red Sky Alliance that law enforcement officials used a cyber type ‘dye pack’ to track the Bitcoin Colonial ransom payment.  A traditional dye pack is used in banks to be used during a bank robbery.  The robbers take the cash bundle with the dye pack and within minutes, the dye pack ignites and paints the robber with a dye, so responding police can identify the fleeing felon.  The federa

8943653095?profile=RESIZE_400xCritical infrastructure in any country relies on energy sources and transmission for proper and safe national operations.  A direct cyber shot was delivered to the US oil and gas industry by a Russian criminal group known as DarkSide.  DarkSide was identified in the ransomware attack that shut down the US-Georgia-based Colonial Pipeline, which immediately created fuel shortages to cars, trucks, and the airline industry.  The ransom of $5 million USD was eventually paid to get the pipeline back i

8929187069?profile=RESIZE_400xActivity Summary - Week Ending 14 May 2021:

  • Red Sky Alliance observed 78 unique email accounts compromised with Keyloggers
  • Analysts identified 23,596 connections from new unique IP Addresses
  • 1,802 new IP addresses are participating in various Botnets
  • COVID-19 Lures Continue
  • RotaJakiro
  • Lemon Duck
  • Colonial Pipeline and DarkSide
  • US – Oil Supply Chain Repercussions
  • Belnet hit in Belgium
  • Rubin Design Bureau, Russian DIB
  • BoA upping Cyber Security Budgets
  • The “new” Normal, is it?

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8925521275?profile=RESIZE_400xCritical infrastructure in any country relies on energy sources and transmission for proper and safe national operations.  A direct cyber shot was delivered to the US oil and gas industry, allegedly by a Russian criminal group known as DarkSide.  DarkSide is suspected in the ransomware attack that shut down the US-Georgia based Colonial Pipeline, which immediately created fuel shortages to cars, trucks and the airline industry. 

This pipeline attack now has other energy sector officials on edge