It looks like after the recent disasters in which US Warships have been crashing into merchant’s vessels will come under an investigation to see if hacking of systems was involved.Admiral John Richardson is likely just covering his bases, but if it turns out to be true, this could be a real mess for operational security.
The US has a massive cyber-security budget but seems (at least according to the MSM) to be in almost constant turmoil regarding hacking by foreign powers. So what’s the solution?
Many years ago, the military invented something called the TOR network which was a security system for keeping out prying eyes. TOR has now been released to public use and is the way that people now enter the dark web. If we could invent this system so long ago, why can’t we invest in a new one now?
Is it because the dangers facing the US military are no longer outsiders but infiltrators and traitors within the Deep State? While it is unlikely that the investigation will lead to any concrete answers, there are demands we all need to be making of government in doing the job they are paid to do: protect the US!
The Navy will investigate whether two US destroyers were hacked before they collided with merchant ships in a pair of recent crashes, according to a top Navy admiral.
“2 clarify Re: possibility of cyber intrusion or sabotage, no indications right now…but review will consider all possibilities,” tweeted Admiral John Richardson, referencing sweeping new investigations announced Monday into two recent accidents involving Naval warships in the Pacific.
The latest incident came Monday, when the USS John S. McCain collided with a Liberian oil tanker near Singapore, leaving five sailors injured and 10 missing.
It was the second time a US destroyer ran into a commercial ship in recent months.
A Philippine merchant boat rammed the USS Fitzgerald June 17, killing seven US sailors. Officials said nearly a dozen sailors, including the boat’s commander and two other ranking officers, would be punished for committing a “slew” of mistakes in the moments leading up to the crash.
Both destroyers are part of the Navy’s 7th Fleet, which is based in Yokosuka, Japan, and patrols the waters around China and North Korea.
China’s government rebuked the US Aug. 10 because the USS MCCain sailed too close to man-made islands in waters it claims to control.
H/T: New York Post