Is JBS Hack a Russian Ransomeware Attack or Something More?


When the news broke yesterday that the meat giant JBS (sometimes known by its previous name Swift) had been hit with a ransomeware attack that shut down meat processing in one of the largest meat processors in the world, my first thought was that if they have financial trouble I don’t care.
For over a decade I have reported, at my other blog Refugee Resettlement Watch, how Big Meat and Big Poultry are changing America’s heartland by being one of the largest drivers of the US Refugee Resettlement Program.
The work is dirty, wages low and turnover high so they need a never-ending supply of migrant laborers of all stripes including large numbers of Somali ‘refugees.’
Think about it!  A Brazilian-owned company is changing the demographic make-up of the United States!  And, when you buy their meat, you support changing America by changing the people.
And if that isn’t bad enough, since wages are so low, you also fund the social safety net that refugee workers are permitted to tap into.
Did you know that Smithfield Foods is owned by the Chinese?
Is that meat you enjoy worth it?  If you can’t live without beef, pork and chicken, I recommend finding a local source!
Here is the superficial story about what is going on, from Yahoo News:

JBS: Cyber-attack hits world’s largest meat supplier

The world’s largest meat processing company has been targeted by a sophisticated cyber-attack.
Computer networks at JBS were hacked, temporarily shutting down some operations in Australia, Canada and the US, with thousands of workers affected.
The company believes the ransomware attack originated from a criminal group likely based in Russia, the White House said.
The attack could lead to shortages of meat or raise prices for consumers.
[….]

  • JBS is the world’s largest meat supplier with more than 150 plants in 15 countries
  • It was founded in Brazil in 1953 as a slaughtering business by rancher José Batista Sobrinho
  • The company now has more than 150,000 employees worldwide
  • Its customers include supermarkets and fast food outlet McDonald’s
  • In the US, JBS processes nearly one quarter of the country’s beef and one-fifth of its pork

[….]
JBS’s five biggest beef plants are in the US, and the shutdowns have halted a fifth of meat production there, according to Bloomberg.
[….]
Last month, fuel delivery in the south east of the US was crippled for several days after a ransomware attack targeted the Colonial Pipeline. Investigators say that attack was also linked to a group with ties to Russia.
Colonial Pipeline has confirmed it paid a $4.4m (£3.1m) ransom to the cyber-criminal gang responsible.

So that is the story for mainstream media consumption—Russian bad boys, just being bad boys—but is something else happening?
Knowing of my interest in meatpacking and  my interest in being prepared (or attempting to being better prepared!), Leo Hohmann directed me to this discussion yesterday at Ice Age Farmer.
It was just posted yesterday and is up to 37,000 views already:

Cyberpandemic Meets Food Supply


Watch it and consider the possibilities presented.  You shouldn’t be surprised as we have just experienced the Chinese Virus ‘crisis’ and how globalists have used it to disrupt the entire globe.
Is the food supply next?
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CYBERWARFARE: Chinese Hack Microsoft Exchange E-Mail Servers


WEST CHESTER, Pa. /PRNewswire/ — The announcement by Microsoft that tens of thousands of email servers had been hacked in a campaign attributed to a group of Chinese State sponsored hackers called Hafnium, drew a response from Pennsylvania Republican Senate Candidate, Everett Stern; “In multiple cases, my company has uncovered intelligence detailing Chinese government involvement in cyber hacking, potential espionage against the U.S. government and the theft and illegal acquisition of the trademarked and copyright protected intellectual property of legitimate U.S. companies,” stated Stern.
Stern is the CEO and Intelligence Director of a Private Intelligence Agency, Tactical Rabbit that works with companies victimized by theft of data and intellectual property.

The reported breach comes on the back of another major cyber espionage campaign uncovered in December 2020, and believed by US cyber security experts to be backed by Russia called “Solar Winds”. That hack that went unnoticed for at least a year, targeted US Government Agencies and businesses.
“Technology companies need to step up to the plate and start taking responsibility for the implementation of security measures, that prevent hackers and bad actors from reaping havoc on unsuspecting business and government agencies. It is a matter of National Security,” said Stern.
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Gov. Ron DeSantis vows to crack down on Communist China stealing intellectual property from Florida


Awesome governor. Expect a landslide re-election in Florida for Governor DeSantis in 2022. Any Floridian who votes against DeSantis is nuts.

Ron DeSantis vows to crack down on China stealing intellectual property from Florida

By Washington Examiner, March 3, 2021
Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed new safeguards to crack down on China’s attempts to steal intellectual property from Florida.
“For far too long, the Communist Party of China and other foreign adversaries have been deliberate in their economic infiltration of other nations, the United States in particular,” DeSantis said Monday. “China has made it a mission to steal intellectual property from our businesses, our government, and our academic institutions — all to further fuel their global objectives.”
“We will place strategic safeguards against foreign influence by closing loopholes, strengthening institutional vetting, and applying common-sense protections for Florida schools, government entities, and more,” he added.

Florida Speaker of the House Chris Sprowls said he found evidence of China stealing intellectual property from universities, such as the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida.
“We found that there are no limits to the depths to which other countries, especially China, will go to steal our science and technology,” Sprowls said. “Foreign adversaries use our university systems, local governments, research institutions, and companies to intimidate, influence, and steal their way to strategic advantage. Today, we are introducing legislation to combat foreign influence in our public institutions and prevent corporate espionage in Florida.”
Disclosing donations of $50,000 or more from seven “countries of concern” is among the proposals. The countries include China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, and Venezuela.
DeSantis added that anyone seeking a contract with Florida worth $100,000 or more must disclose ties to the seven countries listed.
The announcement on Monday came after the Republican governor delivered remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference. A straw poll conducted during the conference found DeSantis as the clear choice of attendees for the 2024 presidential election if former President Donald Trump doesn’t run.

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Twitter Bans Three More Dissenters


The social media platform has no problem boasting about interfering in elections for the Left—but a big problem with people objecting that it was done.


They’re going to silence us all, eventually, if they can. On Saturday, the sanctimonious and hypocritical censors of Twitter came for Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft, radio host Wayne Allyn Root, and freedom activist Pamela Geller. Their crime? It appears to have been the heinous act of skepticism toward the official line, specifically, their refusal to accept at face value the official line about the 2020 election.
Root said:

“I am in shock. It appears to be a permanent ban. Although I don’t know. Twitter never warned me. . . . And never sent any communication saying I’ve been suspended or banned. I simply tried to tweet yesterday afternoon and could not. But unlike a previous suspension . . . My followers suddenly said 0.”

What Twitter wrote to Geller made clear what was going on:

Your account, PamelaGeller has been suspended for violating the Twitter rules.
Specifically, for:
Violating our rules about election integrity. You may not use Twitter’s services for the purpose of manipulating or interfering in elections. This includes posting or sharing content that may suppress voter turnout or mislead people about when, or how to vote.
Note that if you attempt to evade a permanent suspension by creating new accounts, we will suspend your new accounts. If you wish to appeal this suspension, please contact our support team.
Thanks,
Twitter

This is absurd from start to finish. Neither Pamela Geller nor Root nor Hoft did anything to “suppress voter turnout or mislead people about when, or how to vote.” Twitter apparently hasn’t even bothered to update its ban notice since before November 3. Nor did they do anything along the lines of “manipulating or interfering in elections.”
Still, there is no doubt that if Geller did take Twitter up on its magnanimous grant to her of a chance to appeal, the appeal would be denied. Twitter’s nameless, faceless wonks are judge, jury, and executioner, and no one can question their sagacity or righteousness of their decisions.
What Geller, Root, and Hoft did, of course, was simply report and highlight the many irregularities and unanswered questions surrounding the 2020 presidential election. Twitter, along with the other social media giants and the establishment media outlets, are labeling all questioning of the election as “lies” and are busy banning any suggestion that there was anything amiss about the election at all, without even bothering to explain all the issues. This is the way a guilty person who is trying to cover up his misdeeds acts, not the way a victor behaves when he knows he has won fair and square and is happy to set the record straight.
Meanwhile, these new bans came just two days after Time published an article titled, “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election.” In it, Time’s Molly Ball boasted of

a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it.

Not rigging the election, but fortifying it. Right. And how exactly does one “fortify” an election? From the looks of Ball’s article, by rigging it.
Ball presents abundant indications of manipulation and chicanery in a fulsome self-congratulatory tone that works assiduously to turn reality on its head. A photo of Detroit campaign workers covering the windows so that no one could see what they were doing as they counted the votes—not exactly a hallmark of a free and fair election—is spun with the caption: “Trump supporters seek to disrupt the vote count at Detroit’s TCF Center on Nov. 4.”
Ian Bassin, cofounder of Protect Democracy, is quoted boasting that “the system didn’t work magically. Democracy is not self-executing.” It has to be executed by someone else, and it looks as if Bassin and others like him were only too happy to serve as executioners.
Contrary to Bassin’s statement, our “democracy” (which, as you may know or should know, is—or was—actually a republic), is set up to be “self-executing,” that is, the process should not be more complicated than each candidate making his case before the voters, and the voters freely voting. Ball details how corporate interests silenced opposing views and manipulated laws to ensure their desired result, all while writing darkly about Trump and his “henchmen” attempting to steal the election and destroy our “democracy.”
Time and Molly Ball may not have intended it, but now the cat is out of the bag. So the next step of the political and media elites is to silence those who keep pointing out the abundant signs of voter fraud, claim that they’re “lying,” and that they have to be muzzled for the public good.
Hence the banning of Wayne Allyn Root, Jim Hoft, and Pamela Geller. But as of this writing, Molly Ball and Time still have their Twitter accounts. See, there is “manipulating or interfering in elections” and there is “manipulating or interfering in elections.” Twitter is fine with boasting about doing it for the Left. Twitter is not fine with people who oppose it pointing out that it was done.
It’s all reminiscent of an older charge that has been leveled against Pamela Geller: that of being an “Islamophobe.” When she would quote bloodthirsty Islamic jihadis justifying their actions by quoting the Koran, she—not the jihadis—was called an “Islamophobe.” Her words—not those of the Koran—were dismissed as “hate speech.”
It has all been a shell game from start to finish, and the game isn’t over. The Left has arrogated to itself the right to judge what can and cannot be said in the public square. The Hoft, Root, and Geller Twitter accounts are not the first casualties of their fascist suppression of dissent, and they won’t be the last. Freedom of speech? Pah! That is so 20th century. Don’t you want to join Molly Ball and Time in the brave new world, in which one saves democracy by destroying it? You may not ultimately have any choice, comrade.
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Rudy Giuliani Sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $1.3 Billion


https://twitter.com/PamelaGeller/status/1353755507190857730?s=20
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Giuliani sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $1.3 billion

By Associated Press
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who led the former president’s efforts to question the validity of the 2020 election.
The lawsuit seeks more than $1.3 billion in damages for the voting machine company, a target for conservatives who said it was part of a massive election fraud scheme, blaming it for Trump’s loss and alleging that its systems were easily manipulated.
Dominion’s lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, is among the first major signs of fallout for the former president’s allies and the ultimately unsuccessful effort to question the results of the 2020 election.
“For Dominion — whose business is producing and providing voting systems for elections — there are no accusations that could do more to damage Dominion’s business or to impugn Dominion’s integrity, ethics, honesty, and financial integrity,” the lawsuit says.
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“Giuliani’s statements were calculated to — and did in fact — provoke outrage and cause Dominion enormous harm.”
The suit is based on statements Giuliani made on Twitter, in conservative media and during legislative hearings where the former mayor of New York claimed the voting machine company conspired to flip votes to President Joe Biden.
Dominion provided machines for the state of Georgia, the critical battleground that Biden won and which gave Democrats control of the U.S. Senate.
“Dominion brings this action to set the record straight, to vindicate the company’s rights under civil law, to recover compensatory and punitive damages, and to stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process,” the lawsuit read.
Giuliani did not respond to a reporter’s message seeking comment.
During an episode of Giuliani’s podcast, he charged that “Dominion had stolen the election ‘technologically,’” the lawsuit alleges, and warned listeners that cybercriminals could steal the titles to their homes online.
Dominion has also sued Powell, who claimed that the company was created in Venezuela to rig elections for the late leader Hugo Chavez and that it has the ability to switch votes.
The lawsuit also alleges Giuliani’s statements about Dominion and the election being stolen helped lead to the breach on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol.
“Having been deceived by Giuliani and his allies into thinking that they were not criminals — but patriots ‘Defend(ing) the Republic’ from Dominion and its co-conspirators — they then bragged about their involvement in the crime on social media,” the lawsuit states.

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So it begins! President Trump Banned from Twitter Permanently


The Leftist Tech Giants and their Democrat Socialist/Commie enablers may well find out what the founding fathers were getting at when they designed the First Amendment to the Constitution:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

They knew that when people are silenced and their views forced underground that violence would soon follow.
Free speech is how we blow off steam!
However, the fools now running wild in Big Tech are too young and too stupid to know what history has told us repeatedly.
From Breitbart:

Twitter Permanently Bans President Donald Trump

Twitter has permanently banned the account of the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” said Twitter in a statement.
Twitter previously removed a video from the president that called on his supporters to peacefully disperse and respect law an order, which the president posted less than an hour after reports that D.C.’s Capitol Hill was in the process of being stormed.
The president reiterated his condemnation of violence the next day.
This comes after Facebook and Instagram along with other big tech platforms indefinitely suspended the president’s access, cutting off a key line of communication between the president and the citizens of this country.
For more than four years, Breitbart News has reported on the rapidly increasing, undemocratic power of Silicon Valley companies, and their growing determination to interfere in the political affairs of the United States and other countries.

More here.
Most patriots still on Twitter like me (I am a small fry there) are losing followers by the hundreds (me, nearly 1,500 in the last few days) and thousands (James Woods, tens of thousands) literally overnight.
Surely Twitter is targeting us, but I suspect some of the loss has to do with the droves of people now leaving Twitter as Trump’s tweets were a magnet for them in the first place.
Driving Trump underground is sheer foolishness.

In one twenty-four period Twitter reduced my followers by 63,000.

The purge is on and unabashed in its ruthlessness.
Silencing voices is a sign of tyranny. The only sure truth about Twitter is that it is most decidedly not an unbiased “forum” for free speech.
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) January 9, 2021

Many patriots are moving to Parler, however news was bad there last night as the site was down entirely.  I don’t know if it is up today, but they may not last long:
From Engadget:

Apple and Google crack down on Parler after violent threats

Apple and Google have told the “free speech” social media app Parler that it must begin moderating its users content, following violence at the US Capitol this week. The app — a Twitter alternative popular among Donald Trump supporters and the far-right —  has faced renewed scrutiny for its role in the planning of the attacks. [What “planning?”  Where are the reports of “attack” planning?—ed].
On Friday, as pressure grew for Apple and Google to remove it from their stores, Google suspended Parler from the Play Store, citing “continued posting in the Parler app that seeks to incite ongoing violence in the U.S.”

More here.
Next, citing the (embarrassing to the Democrats) invasion of the Capitol on Wednesday, they will take away our right to assemble….
Gee where in history have we learned about these fascist and communist tactics to drive political opposition underground—places where it never went well.
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Justice Department Says It’s Been HACKED By Russia

BREAKING: amid chaos unfolding on Capitol Hill @BretBaier reports Justice Department says it has been hacked by Russia

— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) January 6, 2021

DOJ says 3% of its email accounts compromised in Russian hack

By Eric Tucker, January 6, 2020:
WASHINGTON – The Justice Department said Wednesday that about 3% of its email accounts could be compromised as part of a massive breach of federal government agencies that U.S. officials have linked to Russia.
No classified systems are believed to have been affected, according to a statement from Justice Department spokesman Marc Raimondi. It did not identify to whom who the potentially compromised email accounts may belong.


And what’s China doing?
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PROOF: Desperate Cover-Ups Prove Criminal Conspiracy to Overthrow Election


“Where’s the proof?” the MSM collectively chants, while pocketing their “mockingbird” blood money. Well, now we’ve got plenty. In addition to the bounty of evidence the media continues to ignore, we now have the most helpful evidence to ever inform any investigation: sloppy cover-ups by the criminals themselves.
In a word, the “proof” can be found in the many disparate “cover-ups” surrounding Dominion voting machines.
One by one, every warehouse, every repository of impounded equipment containing proof of Dominion’s widely documented, top-down role in awarding states to Joe Biden fraudulently — is attacked, raided, or destroyed, along with the proverbial “paper trail” leading inexorably to justice for these most seedy of crooks: the men willing to sell out America, for money. Judas would blush. Benedict Arnold would marvel at the audacity.
Dominion’s own IT chief is a documented member of ANTIFA who was observed saying he’d fixed the election to ensure a loss by Pres. Donald J. Trump. Dominion’s own manuals promote the ability to change vote tallies after the fact, as a desirable feature of their software. Dominion training videos show company employees instructing poll workers in the means of cheating and switching votes.
There’s more. Every state where Dominion equipment was used reported mathematically IMPOSSIBLE vote surges 100% for Joe Biden all between 10 pm and 3 am, and all supplying the exact number of votes needed to break Trump’s sizable leads in those states. Still not convinced?
Then, consider that when polls closed, Trump led in every one of those states. What happened? Dominion happened. The witching hour struck, and “presto,” Dominion machines logged voodoo Biden landslides (with higher support than even Obama received in 2012) in every one of the states in question.
Moreover, in excess of half (greater than 60%) of precincts were “reporting” (that means “all done counting”) in each of those states when polls closed, making the bumps for Biden wholly impossible without accepting voter fraud as the explanation.
CLICK HERE FOR AN INFOGRAPHIC OF THE ELECTION RESULTS IN 4 SWING STATES.
For example, Michigan’s 100k+ votes for Biden at 3 am all came from Detroit precincts showing 0% of registered voters. This is in spite of counties needed to win the state all going for Trump in 2016, and all going for Trump in 2020 — with even higher turnout this year. But 100k votes from 0% of registered voters and all mail-in, and all for Biden and none for Trump logged on Dominion machines — and we are supposed to believe the blue-collar counties which turn the state blue or red suddenly don’t matter? “Nothing to see here”? “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain; the great and powerful Oz has spoken.” Funny, the “wizard” of Oz was an old geezer with borderline dementia and a penchant for lying his ass off, too.
Dominion knows it is in deep water. But the smart(matic) move would’ve been to stay quiet, not give critics any more ammo, and make the FBI obtain subpoenas for every additional piece of incriminating evidence sought by Trump. Like an episode of “Columbo,” however, Dominion just couldn’t handle the heat, couldn’t take the stress. Dominion leadership just couldn’t keep their nerve. They made a “run” for it, so to speak, and in more ways than one.
Some examples include: Blowing up warehouses in Nashville, wiping the machines in Georgia in time for the runoff, moving its corporate offices multiple times and changing its DBA — all since the US election was concluded. In short, Dominion is engaged in a huge number of overt, in-our-faces, blatant cover-ups. But far from “covering” anything “up,” these actions signal desperation, and above all, prove Dominion is guilty.
Dominion might as well have signed a confession, and turned states evidence. Dominion’s actions arguably prove that its corporate officers, and by extension, the entire Democratic party / Biden machine, perpetrated massive and historic vote fraud on the American people.
In the animal kingdom, there are species that cannot see their prey unless the prey moves. If there is no flight, there is no dinner for some of nature’s predators. But like the quail in the Disney classic “Bambi,” who nervously exclaims, “I can’t take it! I can’t take it!” before flying into a hunter’s line of fire, Dominion was unable to wait out the inquest, to gracefully accept the discomfort of “hiding in plain sight.” In its efforts to conceal criminal conspiracy, Dominion has unwittingly made itself an easy target for Trump’s metaphorical “buckshot.” And Trump is taking aim.
Thanks Dominion, for confirming what we already knew: your company perpetrated an unparalleled, unprecedented, and historically unmatched criminal conspiracy against the American people to destroy their voice and steal their vote.
Smoking guns this obvious used to belong in a Woodward and Bernstein blockbuster. Too bad, since those schmucks sold out. Pamela Geller has all the moral high ground these days. Let’s hope her next book thoroughly unravels the mess that is the 2020 US presidential election.
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