By Dee McLachlan
Waves of school bomb threats across Australia have now been blamed on overseas hackers. The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH):
“Sophisticated, unknown hackers based outside Australia are believed to be behind the waves of bomb threats sent to schools across the country.
“Since Friday, schools in NSW, Canberra, Victoria and Queensland have received the same automated phone message warning of a device on school grounds.”
“A group of hackers called Evacuation Squad claimed responsibility via Twitter…
“The international group told Mashable there were more to come, with Evacuation Squad member “Viktor Olyavich” claiming his squad was made up of six people and mainly using servers in Russia and Iran.
“Nick O’Brien, the associate professor of counter-terrorism at Charles Sturt University, told news.com.au the aim of their game was disruption and spreading fear.”
But this is not only happening in Australia.
There was this report on Yahoo (29/1/2016): “20 French, British schools evacuated over bomb threats, ” with six prestigious schools in central Paris and 14 schools in Britain being evacuated on Tuesday following hoax bomb threats.
There was also a bomb threat at the British school in Gausel, Norway, plus the British International School of Stockholm, Sweden.
SMH reports that “Viktor Olyavich” claims this Evacuation group had targeted 300 schools in the US, Norway, Britain, France, Japan and Sweden. One of the members had a “particular bias” for attacking schools in Massachusetts because he lived there before returning home to Iran.
It may seem quite logical that some crazed revengeful group would get its kicks hacking schools across the Western world. But I’m suspicious.
The Washington narrative, to which Australia is still obedient, requires Russia as the foe. So why the name “Viktor Olyvich”? This reminds us subliminally that Russians are being subversive and disruptive, and anything with a “vich” on the end should not be trusted.
And it is reported that one member is returning to Iran. (Take note: Iran is last on the list of countries to be “taken out” in the destruction of “seven countries in five years” Neocon memo disclosed by Ret. General Wesley Clark). The powers that be want us to see Iran as our adversary.
Is there legislation in the wings — waiting to further clamp down and restrict the Internet?
Scaring tens or hundreds of thousands of parents and their children is an excellent way to gain support for such restrictions. We all naturally want to feel safer.
The bomb hoax could easily be centrally organised by the shadow government or through an intelligence operation. That is a typical “Problem — Reaction — Solution” scenario.
We need to be watchful.