“Total Chaos” – Cyber Attack Feared As Multiple Cities Hit With Simultaneous Power Grid Failures

Simultaneous power outages have swept across the U.S., affecting San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, leaving many fearing a cyber attack is to blame.

What would happen to you and your family without power in your city?

If your payroll was shut down, if you had no electricity for days, if it were nearly impossible to travel throughout the city?

It isn’t clear what’s caused these massive power outages, but many question if a cyber attack caused it, and what more may be to come.

What happened, and where? Delays and line suspensions flooded Manhattan subway stations with backed up crowds, while cable cars and businesses shut down in San Francisco.

There were reports of 20 elevators shut down with people trapped inside, while traffic backed up among powerless traffic lights.

Zero Hedge reports:

The cause of the outage has not yet been made clear, though given the current geo-political climate it is not out of the question to suggest a cyber attack could be to blame. It has also been suggested that the current outages could be the result of a secretive nuclear/EMP drill by the federal government.

As we have previously reported, the entire national power grid has been mapped by adversaries of the United States and it is believed that sleep trojans or malware may exist within the computer systems that maintain the grid.

In a 2016 report it was noted that our entire way of life has been left vulnerable to saboteurs who could cause cascading blackouts across the United States for days or weeks at a time:

 “It isn’t just EMPs and natural disaster that poses a threat to the grid, but there is also the potential for attacks on individual power substations in the vast network of decentralized and largely unguarded power grid chain. A U.S. government study established that there would be “major, extended blackouts if more than three key substations were destroyed.”


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What should be done? Zero Hedge recommends Americans increase their preparedness for cyber attack induced power outages, including food and water reserves and improving home defense.
Zero Hedge continues:
[W]e have long encouraged Americans to prepare for this potentially devastating scenario by considering emergency food reserves, clean water reserves and even home defense strategies in the event of a widespread outage. The majority of Americans have about 3 days worth of food in their pantry. Imagine for a moment what Day 4 might look like in any major city that goes dark.
If the worst happens, are you comfortable with what you’ve done to prepare?