As if there weren’t already enough reasons to be prepared, I just read today that Foreign hackers targeted U.S. water plant in apparent malicious cyber attack, expert says
According to various articles, foreign hackers caused some damage to a U.S. water plant by accessing the software company’s database, and using it to damage a water pump.
A DHS spokesman did stress that “there is no credible corroborated data that indicates a risk to critical infrastructure entities or a threat to public safety.” However, U.S. officials have previously warned about the risks of cyber attacks on infrastructure.
It does not take a whole lot of imagination to think about what if there is an interruption of service in a utility such as electricity or water. This shows there is vulnerability in infrastructure and should not be taken lightly. If this story makes you feel just a tad vulnerable, then all you can do is get serious about being prepared and step up your efforts: have a backup water purifying method, pick up a few more gallons of water this weekend, or empty out those soda bottles and refill them with drinking water. Stock up on batteries, and have backup lighting and cooking methods. Buy a few more canned goods this weekend.
It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving and there are lots of food sales going on. Now would be a good time to review the store flyers and figure out what’s on sale and buy multiples of canned goods or instant foods that your family eats: canned corn, green beans, instant mashed potatoes, instant stuffing, canned ham… The sale prices will likely only last until Thanksgiving so stock up now.