Monday, August 21, 2006

Talk about having your priorities screwed up

After the Oklahoma city bombing and September 11th, you'd think nobody would even joke about theoretical leftist terrorists (like so-called eco-terrorists who spraypaint SUVs) when the real terrorist threats come from the right. Despite this, however, in a simulated cyber-terror attack, the theoretical attackers were all lefties:

The attack scenario detailed in the presentation is a meticulously plotted parade of cyber horribles led by a "well financed" band of leftist radicals who object to U.S. imperialism, aided by sympathetic independent actors.

At the top of the pyramid is the Worldwide Anti-Globalization Alliance, which sets things off by calling for cyber sit-ins and denial-of-service attacks against U.S. interests. WAGA's radical arm, the villainous Black Hood Society, ratchets up the tension on day one by probing SCADA computerized control systems and military networks, eventually (spoiler warning) claiming responsibility for a commuter rail outage and the heat going out in government buildings.

The Black Hoods are a faction of Freedom Not Bombs, whose name is suspiciously similar to the real Food Not Bombs, which provides vegan meals to the homeless.

Another allied lefty-group called the Peoples Pact joins in, crashing portions of the power grid. Things get confusing when the "Tricky Trio," three evil hax0rs who are 50 percent more devious than the Deceptive Duo, hacks the FAA, issues false Amber Alerts, and manipulates the communications system of the U.S. Northern Command.

Then someone posts the No-Fly List to a public website (third act shocker: it's all nuns and Massachusetts Democrats), and opportunistic cyber thieves raid a medical database looking for identity theft targets. Logic bombs explode, wireless communications devices are corrupted, DNS caches are poisoned.

It's so idiotic, I just can't think of anything to say about it.


adam said...

Left-wing terror groups = animals being released from cages

Right-wing terror groups = massive explosions and great loss of innocent life

Obviously the former poses the greatest danger!

Xanthippas said...

Sounds like a collection of right-wing bloggers nightmares.