You know the old saying “When you point at someone, you have 4 fingers pointing back at you”? Well, the Washington Post clearly decided to attack “fake news” this year because of one simple fact: They are fake!
Yesterday the WaPo published an article claiming that US government officials told them that elite Russian hackers had hacked the US power grid. Pretty scary stuff…If it were the real story.
actually called up the power company that was supposedly hacked, they would have learned that the power grid was never actually exposed.
A spokesman for the Burlington Electric Department said,
LAST NIGHT, U.S. UTILITIES WERE ALERTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) OF A MALWARE CODE USED IN GRIZZLY STEPPE, THE NAME DHS HAS APPLIED TO A RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN LINKED TO RECENT HACKS,” A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BURLINGTON ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT SAID. “WE ACTED QUICKLY TO SCAN ALL COMPUTERS IN OUR SYSTEM FOR THE MALWARE SIGNATURE. WE DETECTED THE MALWARE IN A SINGLE BURLINGTON ELECTRIC DEPARTMENT LAPTOP NOT CONNECTED TO OUR ORGANIZATION’S GRID SYSTEMS.
So what does this mean? In reality, very little. The computer that was found with some Russian code on it was not at any risk of infecting the power grid.
Hell, even the Vermont Public Service Commissioner Christopher Recchia told The Burlington Free Press, “The grid is not in danger.”
No only that, but the code found can be EASILY purchased online by any hackers around the world using the Darknet. So, while it COULD have been Russia, it just as likely could have been some fat guy in his mom’s basement.
Washington Post is FAMOUS for doing very little fact checking and reporting the first thing they hear. They are kinda like the National Enquirer except for some reason people take them seriously.
Look, I am not saying there is no place for Gossip Tabloids like the Washington Post in America. Unlike them, I do believe in freedom of Speech and the Press. However, America needs to wake up and realize these people are NOT journalists. They are just a bunch of puppets who get pleasure from destroying the lives of Average Americans to help the political elite out.
So please, Share this to EXPOSE the Washington Post!!