by Dr. Joseph Mercola
the past few years, a number of organizations have
warned that the world is facing growing danger from
hackers and cybercriminals, and could be facing a
cyberattack large enough to take down our society as a
June 2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF)
warned that the world must prepare for an "inevitable
global cyberattack," a "COVID-like global cyber pandemic
that will spread faster and further than a biological
virus, with an equal or greater economic impact"
December 2021, a 10-nation exercise simulated a scenario
in which a cyberattack brought down the financial system
worldwide. Responses and solutions included emergency
liquidity assistance to banks, a globally coordinated
bank holiday (bank closure), debt repayment grace
periods, and a "coordinated delinking from major
currencies," meaning bank balances in USD, GBP and EUR
were eliminated and replaced with a central bank digital
In case of a real cyberattack on the financial system,
we can therefore expect this to happen
the end of 2020, hackers accessed the
SolarWinds supply chain
by delivering a backdoor malware through an infected
SolarWind Orion software update. The malware infected
the networks, systems and data of more than 30,000
public and private organizations, including local, state
and federal agencies. It's thought to be the largest and
most devastating cyber breach to date
end game of all these organized cyberthreats is to
eliminate anonymity on the web under the auspices of
"preventing cybercrime," and to impose extreme
centralization of the internet for the purpose of
Is a Complete
Financial Meltdown Inevitable?
2020, the World Economic Forum (WEF)
warned that the
world must prepare
'inevitable global cyberattack,'
global cyber pandemic
that will spread
faster and further
with an equal or
Over the past few years, several organizations have warned that the
world is facing growing danger from hackers and cybercriminals and
could be facing a cyberattack large enough to take down our society
as a whole.
An effective cyberattack
could compromise any device and system connected to
the Internet, including but not
The internet of
ecosystem (i.e., devices that run smart homes)
The internet of
Predictions of Internet Doom
In June 2020, the World Economic Forum warned 1 that the world must
prepare for an,
cyberattack," a "COVID-like global cyber pandemic that will
spread faster and further than a biological virus, with an equal
or greater economic impact."
"Our 'new normal' isn't COVID-19 itself'it's COVID-like
incidents. And a cyber pandemic is probably as inevitable as a
future disease pandemic," the WEF said.
In November 2020, the WEF
followed up with a report co-created with the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, which warned that the global financial system
is failing to keep up with the ever-growing list of cyberthreats and
is ill-equipped to defend against large-scale cyberattacks. 2
To address this problem, the report called for greater coordination
between government and industry, and for nations to cooperate more
directly and intimately, rather than drafting a new treaty on
Similarly, in March 2021, the Financial Services Information
Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) predicted that a
cyberattack on the global financial system is practically
inevitable, with ransomware and other extortion attacks topping the
list of hazards. 3,4
Another major target for cybercriminals and ransomware hackers is
the health care industry, which has seen the largest increase in
attacks'about double that of other industries. 5
Simulations and Exercises Tell Us About the Plan
As in the biosecurity arena, a number of tabletop exercises have
been held to simulate a massive cyberattack.
One such exercise took
place in early December 2021 in Israel. 6 The simulation was based on
a scenario in which a cyberattack brought down the financial system
Participants included treasury officials from,
Israel, the U.S., the
U.K., United Arab Emirates, Austria, Switzerland, Germany,
Italy, The Netherlands and Thailand,
...as well as
representatives from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank
and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).
Emergency responses presented during that exercise included
emergency liquidity assistance to banks, a globally coordinated bank
holiday (bank closure), debt repayment grace periods and SWAP/REPO
The response also included a "coordinated delinking from major
currencies," meaning bank balances in USD, GBP and EUR were
eliminated and replaced with a central bank digital currency (CBDC).
So, in the case of a real cyberattack on the financial system, we
can probably expect this swap to happen. It's also possible that if
the rollout of CBDCs fails, a catastrophic systemic attack on the
banking system could be used to force the issue.
At the time, former Pfizer executive Mike Yeadon, Ph.D., said
he believed the simulation was a front for a planned financial reset
in which most people will lose all their financial assets,
bringing about the WEF's promise that
you will "own nothing"
by 2030. 8
Preparing for a cyber pandemic more destructive than COVID also took
place during the Cyber Polygon exercises of 2020 and 2021. This is
yet another annual event staged by the WEF.
In 2020, the simulation involved a cyberattack against the global
financial system. 9
The following year,
participants simulated a targeted supply chain attack on a corporate
ecosystem resulting in industry collapses, mass unemployment,
widespread rioting and global lockdowns. 10,11
Solution trends that
emerged from those exercises include: 12
A movement toward
digital identity schemes, which the WEF has previously
stated will determine "what products, services and
information we can 'access or', conversely, what is closed
off to us" 13
"Fake news" being
recognized as a "digital pandemic" that people must be
to strengthen public-private partnerships and collaboration
to increase consolidation of corporate and state resources
to target cryptocurrencies, especially those offering
transactional anonymity, and the infrastructure used by
them. 14 This, even though only 0.34% of cryptocurrency
transactions in 2020 were tied to criminal activity, down
from 2% in 2019 15
As you can see, the
solutions presented by these unelected globalists always require
more surveillance and greater public-private collaboration that
blurs the line between elected and unelected decision-makers.
In the end, unelected
globalists are demanding 'and getting' more and more power to make
decisions for humanity.
Cyberattacks Reveal the Scope of the Problem
are clearly increasing and getting larger in scope.
This should come as no
surprise, as the world is becoming increasingly digitized' and
Hacking health records,
for example, was near-impossible in years past when paper records
were kept, but with the introduction of digital health records and
the sharing of those records across institutions, hacking has become
a relatively simple, and profitable, affair.
of all these
eliminate anonymity on the web
auspice of 'preventing cybercrime,'
extreme centralization of the internet
for the purpose
of information control...
Recent cyberattacks demonstrating the scope of the problem include:
Bangladesh Bank heist, where hackers absconded with $81
million in a matter of hours by targeting the bank's SWIFT
accounts (the international money transfer system banks use
to transfer money between themselves). Hackers used the
SWIFT credentials of employees at the Bangladesh Central
Bank to request money transfers to bank accounts in the
Philippines and other Asian banks. 16
In 2020, a
ransomware attack resulted in BancoEstado, one of the
biggest banks in Chile, to temporarily shut down all
branches. In this case, the bank's internal IT network was
infected with the REvil ransomware originating from an
infected Office file opened by an employee. The file
installed a back door to the bank's network, which the
hackers then used to install the ransomware. 17
At the end of
2020, hackers accessed the SolarWinds supply chain by
delivering a backdoor malware through an infected SolarWind
Orion software update. The malware infected the networks,
systems and data of more than 30,000 public and private
organizations, including local, state and federal agencies.
It's thought to be the largest and most devastating cyber
breach to date. 18
In early August
2023, California-based Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. had to
shut down certain services, including outpatient medical
imaging and blood draw services, after a cyber breach was
detected. Some of its hospitals and clinics also had to
revert to paper records as IT systems were shuttered.
That same week,
Pennsylvania-based Crozer Health also had to shut down its
computer systems and close emergency rooms due to a
system-wide ransomware attack. 19,20
It experienced a similar
attack in 2020, 21 and apparently didn't figure out how to prevent a
According to cybersecurity experts, Crozer data was
auctioned off in that 2020 attack after Crozer refused to pay the
Online Anonymity Is the Endgame
So, where is all of this taking us?
As explained by
investigative journalist Whitney Webb in the short video at the top
of this article, the end game is,
anonymity on the web under the auspice of "preventing
to impose extreme
centralization of the internet for the purpose of
She also wrote about this
in a July 2021 article for The Last American Vagabond: 22
"...there is a...
push by WEF partners to 'tackle cybercrime' that seeks to end
privacy and the potential for anonymity on the internet in
general, by linking government-issued IDs to internet access.
Such a policy would allow governments to surveil every piece of
online content accessed as well as every post or comment
authored by each citizen, supposedly to ensure that no citizen
can engage in 'criminal' activity online.
Notably, the WEF Partnership against Cybercrime employs a very
broad definition of what constitutes a 'cybercriminal' as they
apply this label readily to those who post or host content
deemed to be 'disinformation' that represents a threat to
The WEF's interest in criminalizing and censoring online content
has been made evident by its recent creation of a new Global
Coalition for Digital Safety to facilitate the increased
regulation of online speech by both the public and private
Utility Will Usher in Unprecedented Surveillance
In her article, 23 Webb goes on to review the roles of the
Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and the
WEF Partnership Against Cybercrime (WEF-PAC).
Both are currently being
positioned as a "main solution" to the catastrophic cyber pandemic
predicted, by being set up as centers of global coordination of
financial services and the protection thereof, with a "shared
narrative" against cybercrime.
This new global "cyber utility" seeks to unite law enforcement
agencies, cybersecurity firms, banks and other large corporations
and "stakeholders" around the world under one umbrella to prevent
For that to be feasible,
WEF-PAC has noted that legislation may need to be revised to allow
law enforcement agencies and government regulators to fuse their
operations with the private sector, including entities they're meant
to oversee, regulate and prosecute for wrongdoing.
We're already seeing this plan take shape, with the rapid
consolidation of banks. The next step will be to
merge the remaining banks with regulators and intelligence agencies,
forming this new "cyber utility" entity. 24
Webb continues: 25
that are related to or are formally part of WEF-PAC are deeply
invested in Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) as well as
efforts to digitalize and thus more easily control nearly every
sector of the global economy and to regulate the internet.
Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that many of these
groups may look to justify regulations and other measures that
will advance these agendas in which they have long-term
'strategic interests' through the promotion of a 'shared
narrative' that is deemed most palatable to the general public,
but not necessarily based in fact ...
The considerable involvement of some of the most powerful
corporations in the world from some of the most critical sectors
that underpin the current economy, as well as non-profits that
manage key internet, government and utility infrastructure in
these organizations that comprise WEF-PAC is highly significant
and also concerning for more than a few reasons.
Indeed, if all were to follow the call to form a 'shared
narrative,' whether it is true or not, in pursuit of long-term
'strategic interests,' which the WEF and many of its partners
directly relate to the rapid implementation of the
Fourth Industrial Revolution via the 'Great Reset,' the WEF-PAC global
cyber utility could emerge sooner rather than later.
As evidenced by the architecture put forth by WEF-PAC, the power
that organization would have over the public and private sectors
Such an organization, once established, could usher in
long-standing efforts to both require a digital ID to access and
use the internet as well as eliminate the ability to conduct
anonymous financial transactions.
Both policies would
advance the overarching goal of both the WEF and many
corporations and governments to usher in a new age of
unprecedented surveillance of ordinary citizens."
August 3, 2023