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One of the most dangerous threats that our civil society faces today is hackers. It’s important for you to understand that hacking has made the jump from people looking to make some easy money or even troll those in high places to a serious warfighting application. Armies all over the world are recruiting incredibly talented, young, cyber soldiers. It’s a wild thing to consider.
Now, you may think that there are limits to what a hacker can do to a nation. Could they actually launch nuclear missiles if they hack the right database? Of course, that is hardly the concern. There is really no need for a cyber soldier to use his skills to get into the highly protected databases of the DOD or something to that effect.
Why launch nuclear weapons when you can simply hack the water and power companies and shut both off to a major city. Imagine the power in a move like that. That is the true use of a cyber attack for doing the most damage. So what does this mean to preppers?
Well, there are a few things to consider. One is that you can personally be hacked and that threat isn’t going away. Do you know how to deal with something like that? We have a great article on the subject of Online Attacks that can lay the basics for you.
You should also consider the national cyber attack as a serious threat that your preps should answer. You need to be able to exist without the internet. Build skills that can make you money if you are without electronics. Most of all be sure you have that baseline of preparedness that is going to allow you to survive a serious cyber attack that could cripple critical infrastructure.
You can prepare for a cyber disaster but you have to understand all aspects.