Russia & China Attacking Healthcare and Local Government Computer Networks
I work for a small county ambulance service in Meade County Kentucky. We neighbor next door to Ft. Knox, actually we have some of Ft. Knox post in our county.
We have a IT guy that works part time for the county And does some IT work on Knox. Back when the Covid 19 hit, our computer systems for the EMS charting and our 911 systems were constantly going down.
We were talking and he told me that the Chinese had increased their cyber war attacks by double and were now hitting local governments causing chaos. Today I asked him the same question because our 911 and local computers/servers have been hacked multiple times this week. He said this had been the worse week yet here and at Fort Knox.
We need to remember our computer security and all the coordinated attacks going on. Be safe!
How can you determine where a internet attack is coming from? There are many forensic tools available – one methodology, simplified, is to trace the route of the information (network packets) that are received and sent from and to the source. It is similar to looking at your car route GPS history. Enemy states ( everyone country in the world) spy on every one. They spy from many difference locations, with various means, that always changes.
This is the reality of the state of the art – the state of technology of the world. We have various ‘edge’ protections on our border fiber optics and satellite – but internal threats are even worse since they are already in the country. This is why the Chinese company, Huawei and Futurewei were put on notice. Futurewei in Silicon Valley has extensive spy and surveillance equipment on site guarded by armed security.
Citizens do not really get it. There is a cold war 24/7 online. Every millisecond. Information is collected, vulnerabilities being scanned for, breaches happening every second. This is happening world wide in every company. Everyone does it to everyone because they have to.