Was FAA held hostage in secret ransomware attack

Posted by Kane on January 23, 2023 11:51 am

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Attacks in USA, Canada and Philippines

 

 

 

 

Bitcoin price jumped at the same time

 

 

 

 

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Atomic Reverend Alexander
Atomic Reverend Alexander

Yep.
Our government appears to be as worthless as our fiat currency.

I thought we didn’t make deals with terrorists?

Rick
Rick

Frank&Beanz brought this out early Wednesday morning. It was interesting analysis.

Holugu)
Holugu)

The bitcoin angle is a nothinburger, Timelines don’t correlate. The last of the series of spikes that started on J4 was already in hours before FAA event. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Oatwilly
Oatwilly

I hear they paid the ransom in pre 1970 H&S Green stamps. Worth more than U.S. dollars. Efrem Zimbalist Jr will be able to track the culprits by who is trading millions for toasters.

dksia
dksia

S&H Green stamps. Sperry and Hutchinson.

Spingypsy
Spingypsy

Well played hackers, damn fine work, I wish I could have pulled that off.

WilF
WilF

When the globalist gravity finally sucks the juice out of the globalist locals we might see a change but while everyone is comfortable, nothing will happen; know your enemy! Rage on!

Shabbat
Shabbat

NOTAM = notice to AIRMEN.

Orangepaws
Orangepaws

Not anymore. Buttplug changed it to air missions to please his feminine side.

Randy Shagger
Randy Shagger

It can be changed back

Gnomercy
Gnomercy

Deep State until proven otherwise.

Holugu)
Holugu)

Inasmuch DS is-WEF friendly, a WEF dry run at transportation disruption is more likely.
They skipped bragging rights this time in contrast to the 3-day network outage last summer (Rogers in Canada)
because the recent event was one order of magnitude larger in scope and surely ruffled far more VIP feathers,

jim
jim

He makes an excellent case.

ANNIEe
ANNIEe

Wouldnt surprise me at all, did the big guy get his 10%

Freddie Fudpucker
Freddie Fudpucker

Mayor Pete doesn’t care. He rides a bike….
…whenever he’s on camera.

Bill Board
Bill Board

…and “rides a log” whenever he’s home…..

Randy Shagger
Randy Shagger

He doesn’t require a bicycle seat

Mick1775
Mick1775

It

Danny Gallivan
Danny Gallivan

The rise in bitcoin smells like a bulltrap. Good luck to anyone “invested”

Prestonia
Prestonia

Our corrupt Federal government IS NOT RUNNING ANYTHING.

victor l oneill
victor l oneill

Our inept corrupt Federal government shouldn’t be running ANYTHING!

enufalrdy
enufalrdy

Now it all makes sense. smh

Joe Momma
Joe Momma

Wut the hayull?

wick
wick

probably because Secretary Pete Bootygoo is usually AWAL

USAV82C
USAV82C

Moral of the story…. The air travelers and taxpayers get f’ed again! Must have needed the money and fuel for the private planes to the WEF. Guess this is another way for us to fund it.

FJBandDemocratic party
FJBandDemocratic party

Notams don’t keep airplanes from flying. You can fly without a problem without Notams. Once again they are covering up the truth.

Orangepaws
Orangepaws

FAR 91.103 Each PIC shall….become familiar with all available information concerning that flight. Okay, you takeoff in your 737 with 150 pax without the NOTAM that says the runway at the destination airport is closed for repairs for the day. Most pilots don’t want that problem.

Joe Lewk
Joe Lewk

You _can_ fly with your eyes closed, the plane doesn’t care. Commercial aviation has to check NOTAMS by law.

Jerry Brandt
Jerry Brandt

Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme. The big players who control bitcoin just try to create activity to suck in the little investor. If the little investor doesn’t participate then the big players will cannibalize themselves and get out.

enufalrdy
enufalrdy

Sounds about right.

GrumpyGrandpa
GrumpyGrandpa

Sounds familiar to the Carbon Credit schemes the politicians are dreaming up. Same old sucker trap!

Tapped
Tapped

It’s like having a joint bank account with an ex.

Orangepaws
Orangepaws

That’s why the feds want to get in on it. It’s the only way Congress can keep up the buying stuff with no money.

Jester
Jester

It wouldn’t be a surprise if it happened. Our federal government is rife with corruption and incompetence. Just look at Buttigieg.

Justafarmer
Justafarmer

So, if Nefarious hackers can shut down three major air control systems, why shouldn’t we question all electronic election results. After all, our election systems couldn’t be examined or questioned because they were THE BEST!

Jj
Jj

Looks like preppers will have the last laugh.

cleona
cleona

Of course it is, as most of the parts come from China! Which, by the way, any parts manufactured outside of the US for voting machines, is illegal. But that aside, who cares?

Queend615
Queend615

Lots of hacking lately. The pay system for post office employees was hacked. Norton (the security software) and the FAA. We are under a cyber attack.

Tab
Tab

Lights out?

Justin Beller
Justin Beller

Wouldn’t be surprised.

Brightman
Brightman

If they can do this once, they can do it again. We need to find these peple and place them a black hole with access to lawyers.

markT
markT

Bitcoin ain’t going away… the us $ is.

Dick Gosinya
Dick Gosinya

Crypto will be our salvation……until the power goes out.

VaxxRebel
VaxxRebel

Society is pretty much over at that point and you better have something to barter. Bitcoin is for distopian futures not apocalypse’s.

Dick Gosinya
Dick Gosinya

In the dystopian future the ruling elite would never consider cutting off energy or other services to those who refused to embrace the mandated fiat scrip? AU, AG and PB

josie wail
josie wail

Still have not had one person explain ‘bitcoin’ to me and how it is the future. The US $ may go away, but explain how bitcoin is the future? I am not an idiot – just explain it please.

cleona
cleona

Well, it could’ve been salvation but governments got together and trashed it because they knew they would have no power over us if it was successful. It will meander around and be used in such cases as this, going up then down, like AAPL stock. If you set computer algorithms and follow closely, you can catch the wave, either way, and make some money. This is what’s happened in the last few days, I believe. I’d take profit now, but I already got off BC train. Don’t bother learning about it unless you have money to burn, a wise person told me.

Tapped
Tapped

The total market cap(italization) is divided by the number of coins. Desirable coins are bid up. Essentially, you own shares in a joint bank account.
It has a future in undisclosed payment, if the power stays on.

Old Texan
Old Texan

In the absence of credible paper “money”, it is gold, silver, platinum or other easily portable, easily verifiable means of exchange in reasonable volume relative to the desired transaction. Plan B is .45ACP, .357, 9mm, etc.

Jerry Brandt
Jerry Brandt

Bitcoin is a pyramid scheme. I will never waste my money on it. China has banned it. They are smart enough to know what the shell game is all about. The big players who control bitcoin just try to create activity to suck in the little investor. If the little investor doesn’t participate then the big players will cannibalize themselves and get out.

Flackfizer
Flackfizer

You just described the US stock market Jerry. Why do you think the 401k was invented?

China has banned crypto because they fear it. It started to grow past their ability to control it and they began to see that the financial autonomy it gave to their people was becoming a threat to the government, so they shut down all their mining rigs and banned it.

Its decentralized nature makes it so it can’t be manipulated by the heads of state and in turn can be used by the citizenry to finance rebellion to the CCP. They can’t allow that.

For China, it’s always about controlling their population, it’s never about them “being smart”. Never forget that.

Dick Gosinya
Dick Gosinya

Good thing our politicians have no interest in controlling our population…..and lucky for us we have the Big Guy in office…..who is brilliant!

Bill Board
Bill Board

“….manipulated by the heads of state and in turn can be used by the citizenry to finance rebellion to the CCP…..”

Oh it’s being “manipulated” boys and girls……by the real heads of state…..the Clowns In America….witness their FTX scam as it rises from the ashes

morgan
morgan

VFR rules

still (or should) apply if flying required

old school flight and following with grease boards
when tech can handle it

morgan
morgan

CAN’T

Aboli
Aboli

Tower enroute.

Lowlifewaterplantoperator
Lowlifewaterplantoperator

Revenge of the Nerds 5 : Criminal Crypto Cabal

I swear we are living in Idiocracy sometimes….

Mike
Mike

CHINA JOE!

Name
Name

Tucker has figured it out.

None
None

Nancy and Schumer maybe have off the books Crypto accounts funded by Soros and that is why we see all this woke stuff.

None
None

I wonder how much bitcoin transactions our government does. Do we funnel money to Kin Jong il to keep him under wraps. Maybe we sell secrets with bitcoin. Joe does Hunter have a bitcoin account.

None
None

Crimeto not crypto. That is what it should be called.

Shay
Shay

I have always thought the Southwest debacle was a test run.

Scooter McFurry
Scooter McFurry

Wow, this is pure speculation, not news, but it is a weird set of coincidences. Not his best show, btw, I think I counted 10 or 12 “actually”s.

Glenn357
Glenn357

Tucker really? You’ll report about a possible attack on airline travel, but not on a stolen election? What would be more difficult, hacking the FAA or an unsecured election server?

Charliej1951@aol.com
Charliej1951@aol.com

Has Fox News ever reported on (or even mentioned) the movie 2000 Mules by Dinesh D’Souza?
The latter was a somewhat frequent guest on the Ingrahm Angle prior to the release of his movie.

Now ” crickets ‘ …

ecp
ecp

Did the same thing also happen at Southwest? They blame “antiquated” systems that grounded nearly all their planes and had to be staffed “manually.” As they told customers it was because of weather (after the weather event had already passed). Then they just announced $1 BILLION to upgrade those systems.. that seems like a lot of money, IMO.

Name
Name

Antiquated systems would be vulnerable.
Hack might scare travelers (and flight crew).
The American people need to find out which companies support Davos, and starve them out of business, even if it hurts us in the short term.

None
None

There is alotof ways to get Bitcoin exchanged to currency. Prime example is N Korea just cashes out Bitcoin. What will the US do?

None
None

Bitcoin is just money for illicit activity. Drug runners and ransomware attacks. Needs to get rid of wash sales and instant transfers.

MJ
MJ

Do your homework. Bitcoin is not money for illicit activity. Digital currency is coming whether you like it or not.

None
None

You can’t transfer more than 9k cash a month with the government holding it up, but crypto unlimited so you figure it out. Crypto needs to be regulated like cash and you will see its worth.

ecp
ecp

Pfft, I transfer much more than that weekly with no problems.

None
None

Your not a foreign entity. Crypto is getting regulated because of ransonware
Wash sales and laundering in the future. Then you will see what crypto is worth.

Youth in Asia
Youth in Asia

Is somebody refueling the money laundering machine?

Yadda
Yadda

Did he get this from whistleblowers? I would be hesitant to say it’s ransomware out of pure speculation. The incompetent contractors story does sound like BS though.

Oopsie!
Oopsie!

FTX had to come up with the money somehow!

cosmicbeyond
cosmicbeyond

Nothing to see here….move along…

Willard
Willard

The government always throws money at problems, it’s all they know how to do.

Mr. Anth Ropy
Mr. Anth Ropy

What are the odds that THREE countries with independent aviation agencies would coincidentally have random major outages?

Allie Matthews
Allie Matthews

China.

Charley Barley
Charley Barley

The Covette Papers – we need them released. The public’s right to know!

Bite me
Bite me

Bitcoin is easily tracked! This is a silly story. This is more anti crypto crap! If they were demanding crypto they’d request a privacy coin (there are many) and I won’t name them so they don’t get attacked!

Jonê Rûmblé
Jonê Rûmblé

I don’t know why the downvotes, this is exactly correct

Brandon Lesco
Brandon Lesco

Easily tracked is not the whole story. Sure on chain transactions are easily tracked, but what if transfer occurs as a hand off of a cold storage wallet? No coins appear to move

Retro Rick
Retro Rick

But if you’re extorting the FAA you’re going to want, what, at least $10 million?
Probably not a huge number of cold storage wallets have that much and it’s highly unlikely that the govt would have that much sitting around in a cold wallet without spending it.
And even then for the crooks to use it afterwards they’d have to start exchanging it… Which would show up on the blockchain when transferred out of the cold storage wallet.

USA1
USA1

A ten million buy (ransom) is not going to spike the price like this. This story is lame.

Flackfizer
Flackfizer

What self-respecting criminal would only ask for 10 million when you’ve got the world by the balls? I’m sure mere money would only be what the right hand is asking for. I’m wondering what could the left hand could be demanding?

Big
Big

Crypto is BS and everyone knows it now. “oh. It’s so much safer than cash!” Just as the major hacks and thefts begin rolling in. The fed and the US govt will never let these cryptos live once they get their tyrannical digital currency in place. Only congress has the authority to print money (or program it) and they know it. They will squeeze the blood out of the crypto turnip first, however…as they always do.

USA1
USA1

Exactly. Criminals prefer more private coins. Not a single expert thinks this is why Bitcoin went up. There are a myriad reasons it could’ve gone up and it goes up and and down all the time. Nothing extraordinarily “mysterious” about it. Lol

Flackfizer
Flackfizer

And how many “experts” were invested in FTX. Just sayin’.

Mehitable
Mehitable

Glad that Tucker has covered this because it was NOT being mentioned at all that other countries, esp Canada, were affected by aviation outages on the SAME DAY as the US (the UK Royal Mail also stopped flying international that day). The MSM lied to us that it was related to some computer programming error but that would NOT have affected several countries on the same day. All we get are lies.

Bn
Bn

Interesting

Duties
Duties

Maybe invest in an upgraded and safer air traffic control system instead of hiring 87,000 IRS agents to break down our doors for not reporting that $600 Venmo transaction.

R Hamilton
R Hamilton

100 BILLION sent to Ukraine might have mad a difference HERE

987
987

Marge……change the channel

DeplorableMike
DeplorableMike

Check out the departures and arrivals board next time you come in on a flight at night. There will be like 3 flights on the board even at a major airport. Domestic airlines now fly 6am to 6pm and they roll up the gates after that. Welcome to Amtrak without rails.

Holugu)
Holugu)

1. No large (ransom scale) purchase or transfer is evidenced on BTC blockchain,
nor it woul result in a substantial price spike.

2. The BTC price is driven by a volume of buys/sells, even if in small amounts.
ATM it is mostly FOMO buyers driving the upward trend.

MAGA
MAGA

Who in their right mind would FOMO digital fiat

Supertalk
Supertalk

Thats how crypto works, that’s how most other investments work also.

Ironic Heathen
Ironic Heathen

Technically, Bitcoin is not fiat, since their is no commanding authority other than the market itself, which sets Bitcoin’s value relative to the things for which it can be exchanged. What CAN be said is that Bitcoin is in no way tied to a particular physical commodity which it represents and for which it can be redeemed. This means that Bitcoin does not represent any commodity with tangible properties to which value could be imputed. That said, Bitcoin does implicitly represent a service, or consists of intangible properties, which can be employed in securing (reasonably) private transactions (the service), and it is these intangible properties to which individuals can and do impute value.

Flackfizer
Flackfizer

Seriously? You cracked the case?

First of all, who said it would have to be on the BTC Blockchain? That’s a little simplistic and elementary for a supposed super crime syndicate of international air traffic hacking saboteurs. It would make more sense for it to be spread around and obfuscated somehow and not just sitting there on the most popular ‘chain in the world as a single glaring large entry next your Corvette in your locked garage that can be “evidenced” by their crackhead kids and anyone they want to show their dad’s “awesome car” to.

And second, the second half of your #1 is directly contradicted by your #2. A “ransom scale” series of purchases would undoubtedly increase prices considering the volumes that would be necessary. And if you’ve been in crypto for any length of time, you know that a rising tide raises all boats. And my boats are currently in water twice the depth they were in a week ago. There was no upward trend before Wednesday.

Crypto is a luxury investment that follows the economy. If people can’t buy eggs, they’re not buying Bitcoin or Ethereum or whatever. This new influx of capital into the system is not just FOMO. It’s either institutional cash, governmental cash or criminal cash – or a mix of all three. It’s not the accumulated extra $10 Dogecoin purchases on Robinhood by the pizza guy. Tucker might be on to something or he might not. Keep your head on a swivel people and choose your risks wisely.

Retro Rick
Retro Rick

Interesting comment, Flackfizer, but it seems to me rather unlikely that a ransom payment of the scale needed to move the crypto market could be spread around and obfuscated enough to not be visible on any blockchains. That’s the crypto equivalent of robbing a bank, but asking the bank to pay you only in pennies and nickels. Maybe not impossible, but seems highly unlikely.

Every crypto ransomware attack I’ve ever heard of asks for crypto to be sent to one target address. It’s also difficult to imagine that the US government buying large volumes of crypto and then moving it wouldn’t be obvious on the blockchains. A set few addresses buying and transferring to another set few is the way this would most likely happen, and that hasn’t been observed.

FreedPower
FreedPower

@Flackfizer 🐳🐳🐳 and I don’t have to tell you who the whales really are. Your post is spot on 💯

Joking MD
Joking MD

I have noticed that Bitcoin has been trending the same direction as S&P500 both before and after Bankman Fried fraudscam
It’s all just legalized gambling at the Wall Street casino withno complimentary drinks.

Ironic Heathen
Ironic Heathen

Price is determined at the margin and is historical data. Volume can be significant but is not the determining factor. What a rise in price indicates is that, at the lower, earlier price, there were more people bidding for Bitcoins than were offering Bitcoins at that price. Those who still demanded Bitcoin were thereby obligated to raise their bid to obtain Bitcoin until enough sellers were persuaded to part with their Bitcoins so that the market could clear. In other words, it’s all about the bid and ask at the margin. Tucker would have been ahead to make it clear to his viewers that the “value” of Bitcoin his chart showed rising is, more fundamentally understood to be the exchange rate between Bitcoin and dollars, as negotiated between those willing to accept dollars for Bitcoin and those offering to exchange dollars for Bitcoin.

Jack Flash
Jack Flash

My Take from this story is that Bitcoin Really IS Worth something. It is also a Store of Value, which people would purchase in Flash Times of Uncertainty, thereby adding fuel to a flash Spike in Price.

Bitcoin is Also on a Public Ledger, so Investigative Reporters Need to learn to Track BTC Wallets on the Blockchain, Before they start tossing out Blind Speculations of Money Laundering Claims.

Most Money Laundering is Done through Suitcases Full of $USD100 Bills, run through our large Internatonal Banks. They gladly pay multi-million dollar fines, in order to reap the Billions in illicit Cash Flow