(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- If hackers did attack the FAA, it would be business as usual in cybersecurity. Hackers unleash a stream of major attacks against government agencies, companies, and individuals daily. Experts believe that every organization and government agency has been breached. Hackers can flood computers everywhere with an endless stream of potent attacks. Many attacks are kept under wraps, keeping the problems out of sight.
The government has failed to protect its citizens and businesses. Experts say 95 percent of organizations have been breached. The SolarWinds incident is attributed to hackers supported by Russian intelligence agencies. Russia has become a bustling center of hackerdom partly because of its extensive state-supported hacking capabilities. Hackers target power grids, air traffic control systems, and food supply chains.
Cyber attacks have already begun to prove deadly. Russia has tolerated thriving ranks of cybercriminals as long as they focus on other countries. Russian hackers shut down computer systems at Düsseldorf University Hospital. There is now an elaborate, deep, and sophisticated hacking supply chain. Transactions typically happen via Bitcoin, which makes them difficult to trace.
Hacking groups advertise on the Darknet to sell ill-gotten data and access, recruit other hackers, and buy tools and inside information. Cybercrime is becoming an economic nightmare that’s starting to affect people’s lives worldwide. Hackers are becoming adept at intercepting corporate emails and changing invoices so that money is sent to their accounts. “Even sophisticated people get tripped up all the time by these schemes,” says Adam Wandt. Security experts are constantly coming up with new ways to stop hackers.
Hackers can direct tiny drones close enough to a machine to help set up an attack. Unfilled computer security positions are expected to rise from one million to 3.5 million in 2021. Check Point recently demonstrated that hackers might already enlist “ChatGPT,” a popular AI system that can understand plain-English requests. The U.S. government is creating the Office of the National Cyber Director in the White House in 2021 for the same purpose. Hackers are increasingly targeting devices that are connected to the internet.
The government and experts tell people to have better passwords that they never share. But most people don’t want the inconvenience of extra security precautions. The number of devices connected to the Internet is expected to double over the next eight years, says analytics firm Statista.