posted on Sep, 24 2018 @ 11:49 PM
A CME could be of any strength--even powerful enough to de-gauss your body. There are a couple of volts of electrical potential between the top of
your head and the soles of your feet. IF that ever got grounded out.... Well, the heart contracts because of electrical/chemical potential across
the surface of your heart. if the CME could made the fluid your heart floats in to be a little less resistant... your heart would stop. All hearts
An EMP attack, on the other hand, would take a massive, 70-80Mt detonation, 100-250 miles above Kansas. It has to be done all at once, or the
ionosphere would reset itself. Until Elon Musk starts renting payload capacity of that magnitude, the only nations capable of putting something that
size into the atmosphere are probably china, Russia, the USA, and maybe the UK or France. And the US has anti-ballistic tech. The higher the missile
flies, the better NORAD's chance of knocking it down...
Now Hacking, that's a different deal. It can all be done online. I am familiar with SCADA for oil fields in the American southwest; they are
controlled by microwave transmissions from corporate headquarters in Dallas, Houston, or New York. You could tear up utilities permanently by
resetting the pressure readings in various large-bore pipes... But to make it last more than 4 hours - 4 days, you'd have to attack multiple systems
at once. So, you'd have to pirate the transmission lines, (encrypted), cut the power to the fields, and mess with the private cell networks in rural
areas. if you concentrated on bottlenecks I won't name, you could empty pipelines, take major refineries offline, attack the logistics software for
several major American ports, and shut down the logistics software for the main gasoline retailers and groceries. Even if that only lasted for 8
hours, I bet it'd screw stuff up for a month or more. Just in time inventory would be jacked long-term.