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11/01/2019 / By Zoey Sky
Common SHTF scenarios include natural disasters, long-term power outages, or nuclear war. But what if society collapses not with a bang but with a click of a mouse? (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com)
A cyberattack is defined as the deliberate exploitation of computer systems, technology-dependent enterprises, and networks. Experts have expressed concern about how a cyberattack is a growing risk.
A cyber attacker will use malicious code to alter computer code, data, or logic, causing disruptive consequences that aim to compromise data. These attacks can also be used for cyber crimes like information and identity theft.
Below are some of the possible consequences of a cyberattack:
Not all preppers live 100 percent off the grid. Even if you only spend a fraction of your time working or casually browsing online, a major cyberattack on the country’s computer infrastructure can still affect you.
A cyberattack can disrupt the economy, utility grids, and transportation systems – all of which rely heavily on computer systems. (Related: Security researchers discover new ways your internet browsing history is exposed.)
America is very vulnerable to a cyberattack that a large-scale effort can paralyze the whole country.
If the country experiences a widespread cyberattack, a lot of systems will either be completely inoperable or breached. A domino effect can also involve systems that are beyond the cyber attacker’s original target, such as:
Just as preppers anticipate disaster scenarios that may affect the grid, they also take certain measures against a cyberattack.
To ensure that you and your family can operate independently of public transport, public utilities, or stores, you can set up the following preps:
Like other survival scenarios, your stockpile and prepping skills can help improve your chance of surviving a cyberattack.
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