Monday, May 15, 2017


If the ransomware running wild around he world does not go away soon, some big institution will go down, and the world will panic. We are talking about the New York Stock Exchange, Verizon, VISA, Bank of America, Chase Manhattan, or a whole department of the US Government. If Social Security, the Treasury Department, or the IRS gets shut down a storm of misery would be set loose.

The problem with the US Government is all the agencies which run on old software and old versions of Windows because they have old systems. Also, some large organizations are fearful of security updates because they can cause trouble loading.

Russia, India, and China are having the most sorrow with Wanna Cry ransomware because so many of them use pirated versions of Windows. They cannot upgrade from Microsoft with their stolen operating systems, so they are having a retribution moment.

The photo shows a digital bill board in Bangkok that was impacted by Wanna Cry.

The new version of Wanna Cry is infecting 3600 new computers an hour, or 86,000 a day. This is not going away. It has been shown that Wanna Cry can move from computer to computer. VIDEO DEMO HERE This makes Wanna Cry potentially contagious and able to infect millions of computers unless it is stopped. This fact is why I am doing this blog post. There is no one at the controls of this virus.

White hat hackers tell us there is a code similarity in a previous North Korean hack and Wanna Cry. Kim may be behind this trick.

And, the next ransomware is on the way, and active, called Uiwix. It is worse than Wanna Cry, and it can be blocked by shutting off SMB READ HERE WHAT TO DO

Here's the list of simple steps you can follow to disable SMBv1:
1. Go to Windows' Control Panel and open 'Programs.'
2.Open 'Features' under Programs and click 'Turn Windows Features on and off.'
3.Now, scroll down to find 'SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support' and uncheck it.
4. Then click OK, close the control Panel and restart the computer.
The next phase, if this attack becomes universal, would be for companies and government departments to close down in self-defense. Banks would do the same. The critical mass point is unknown for such a situation. It will happen when someone panics in high places. President Trump is impulsive and unpredictable, so a man like him could start worldwide panic in institutions and companies. Europe has some loose cannons among their leaders who could push the panic button.

If this happens, banks could be ordered to close to protect deposits and prevent a banking crash that would cripple the nation for months or years.

Young British hero tech who found the kill switch in version 1 of Wanna Cry software.

Wanna Cry is really more of a heads up for the world. It is largely caused by people not updating, AND opening unknown sourced email. Prudent connectivity discipline will almost guarantee you will not get the malware. If you are on a network, and if someone on it is unprotected, they could get it and give it to everyone on the network.

I have no idea how to tell you when critical mass has been reached in this sort of crisis, and it IS a crisis never before experienced by the world. There is NOW a sense that things are out of control as the hackers are rewriting the code of the hacking software to prevent government techs from making a kill switch for the thing.

The secondary possibility is that some rogue nation will use this crisis to add their own cyber attack on top of the present one. This would be purely for sabotage purposes.

What should you do if you hear that some big bank has been hacked and shut down? If this does not happen this time, it is only a matter of time before a big bank is toasted by an attack.

If you have money in the bank, immediate withdrawals may be your only hope to get any of it out. Get to an ATM machine at once..... don't wait for a second opinion. There is a sense in which no one out there knows anymore about what to do than you do. Take out the maximum you're allowed from the ATM. Go back to the ATM the next morning when it opens to get more cash out. Also, make a serious withdrawal from your bank account while you are there.

Next, gas-up your car(s) while credit and debit cards still work. Tank-up all vehicles and any gasoline storage containers you have.

When the bank opens the morning after you feel the crisis is at critical mass, calmly go there and get a few thousand out to tide you over.

You need to have enough cash on-hand to buy food and fuel for a month or two.

If you turn out to be wrong, and the cyber attack is defeated, you can put the money back in the bank next week if you want. No harm done.

If you cannot get cash, do you have enough food on-hand to feed yourself and your family for a month or two? If you cannot get cash soon enough for your feeling about things, go to the supermarket, and buy up supplies for survival using a credit card. That means non-perishable food items and canned food and paper products. After you hit your card two or three times close together, your card may be blocked. Have cash with you also.

If you have prescriptions that need filling, DO IT NOW. Is there someone who depends on you to keep their life in order? If so, plan for them also.

What will you do if supermarkets get hit and can't sell food. What if Banks close and supermarkets can only take cash because they cannot process credit or debit cards?

If the crisis drags out, and if the Government closes banks, or if Government departments start shutting down, forget paying your bills. This is survival. Those with cash will survive. Those without, will riot, steal and kill for food.

This last instruction was based on the possibility that the hackers go into a war of attrition in which they are seeking more than cash. This is in the event that someone is trying to crash the world, or one particular nation, for pathological reasons.

Do not believe the US Government will rescue you. They are the ones who invented the hacking software and let someone steal it from them at the NSA. We are dealing with people in Washington DC who are mentally and morally defective in the extreme. They are too lazy and too dumb to solve something this big, and you are gullible if you think they care about you.




Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:
11 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.


Never let a crisis go to waste. Write down all the factors of Wanna Cry, and ask yourself, "What do I need to do to be ready for the 9 point computer earthquake coming soon?