Sabotaging a high-security Big Tech server park

I’ve written this article to show how difficult it is to sabotage a high-value Big Tech server park guarded by a private military company (PMC) like Blackwater for example (now renamed to Academi). It’s not a job for amateurs. Even veterans or police officers in militias will struggle to pull it off, though it will be easier if one hires a resourceful non-corporate PMC, but finding a reliable PMC is dangerous too, as seen here.

The sabotage attacks discussed below are so difficult that it feels safe to debate it publicly, since it will be obvious that such operations are like a “movie-plot threat” (Schneier), something taken from an action B-movie. On the other hand: a real militant or military operation is so boring and tedious that if you covered it all you would end up with a Zzzz movie…

When reading the following keep in mind that the militant tactics discussed here are meant to secure access to a highly protected area defended by guards who are trained and fully prepared to stop less sophisticated attacks. Much of this will be overkill if attacking an average server park when Big Tech has not yet fortified it properly.

Attack by air

The quickest and “easiest” way in and out of the server park area is to use a helicopter. Learning to fly it will be impossible if you are already flagged as a “radical” or “extremist” by the FBI, so the chopper part of the tactics below is probably only an option for foreign mercenaries crossing the Canadian border to the West Coast of the US.

To avoid getting shot down, a drone hovering a few miles away, out of radio jamming range, should have its camera on the chopper, so that if it detects that the bird is hit by bullets – which triggers a bright lamp, flashlight or laser on the exterior of the helicopter – the drone will clearly see it and first send a signal to a powerful air horn giving a loud warning to the guards shooting at the helicopter. If they continue firing, an explosion in an area without any humans nearby can serve as a second warning to the guards. The latter will have been informed in advance, by their bosses who have read this article, that if they fire a third time a tiny explosive attached to the body of a kidnapped mercenary in their own PMC will kill him. The deterrence effect is even greater because the guards can’t know who are flying the chopper – whether they are just brinkmanship saboteurs or terrorists or SF soldiers from a rogue state – which means that they can’t exclude the possibility that the signal from the drone may perhaps go to a car bomb near a Big Tech office if they fire at the chopper.

The guards will be less motivated to risk a potential car bomb explosion because it’s reasonable for them to conclude that the goal of the sabotage operation is not to kill civilians who rely on life-saving software provided by some servers in the park, since there are much easier ways for terrorists to murder people if that had been the objective.

The server park may deploy a wall of drones that will automatically explode if the chopper gets near them. The activists can then send out their own drones holding a kevlar blanket between them, and then let these protective drones fly as a shield in front of the helicopter.

2-3 saboteurs can land or rappel from the chopper. They should wear (powered) exoskeletons making it easier for them to carry shields and very heavy body armor. If shot upon (by guns with noise suppressors) sensors on their armor can through a thin wire send a signal to the helicopter which automatically triggers a lamp or flashlight seen by the faraway drone that is programmed to detonate some kind of lethal explosion, in an area unknown by the guards, thereby deterring them from attacking the saboteurs.

The saboteurs should use firefighting equipment and (many) shaped charge explosives to get through (thick vault) doors. Contact the park manager to know which servers are connected to critical life-saving equipment in hospitals etc. If the manager refuses to help, set an IED on a 2 min timer. The manager will be more cooperative when seeing the countdown to zero. After destroying all servers that are not critical for protecting civilians’ lives and health, place a very complex bomb near the remaining servers; a bomb that will only be deactivated when the saboteurs have successfully escaped.

If all servers are set up in such a way that one can’t avoid harming the lives and health of civilians if destroying a single server, set a freestanding and portable IED on an automatic 48 hours timer that can’t be turned off manually. This will force authorities to connect safety-critical equipment to other servers (outside the park). All hospitals, traffic light operators etc should have been told at least a year in advance that they need backup servers in case a sabotage operation occurs.

I’ve already warned major hospitals in Europe and America about the possibility that cartels might bomb Big Tech servers.

When escaping, have cameras on the exterior of the chopper to detect (high-altitude) police drones following the helicopter. All saboteurs should jump into a very large lake, or the ocean, with scuba diving gear. Let the chopper sink. Hide under a camouflage blanket when swimming (or crawling at the bottom), to avoid detection from the sky, and use oxygen tanks which don’t release bubbles to the surface. Before the whole operation starts, the activists should have dug a one meter deep “canal” from the lake and 3-5 meters into a dense forest area. Use branches to cover it, not to be seen from the sky when swimming/crawling through it until reaching trees with thick foliage. Put on ghillie suits and wear a camouflage blanket to prevent emittance of body heat that can otherwise be seen from the sky. Hike through the forest, maybe for weeks if food supplies have already been buried along the way. Or just walk and crawl until reaching off-road bikes or an inconspicuous car parked under foliage by the road.

Ground attack

If a helicopter is not an option, turn two small off-road buggies into heavy armor mobile fortresses, a bit like the Killdozer. The buggy driving up front should be unmanned, in case there are trap doors on the road to the server park. To drive over walls and moats bring with you a portable, foldable and lightweight bridge, stored on a trailer behind the buggy. Bring ladders too if necessary.

With a (powered) exoskeleton and heavy armor – far better than the armor used in the North Hollywood shootout and covering both feet – place shaped charges to destroy any road blocks. Use hydraulic tools if necessary. All wheels must be able to withstand any types of spikes or bullet hits.

The first time a guard fires at you, let sensors trigger 1) a powerful air horn and/or 2) a gun shooting a flare into the sky where it’s seen by a faraway drone (as described earlier).

Have you ever used one of those smartphone apps which let you know how far an airplane has fallen during turbulence? If a buggy falls down a trap door in the road, let the app, through a wire (and Faraday cage), trigger a signal to the faraway drone which then starts a lethal chain of events that the guards and their bosses really don’t want.

In case there are many trap doors spread down the road toward the server park, have 2-3 meters of super-lightweight metal beams sticking out the front and back of each buggy, so that you, with a (powered) exoskeleton, can lift them up and back on the road.

The third time a bullet or a less-lethal incapacitator hits the (buggy) armor, a flare from a gun or a powerful airhorn on the buggy can signal to a drone that it should set in motion a chain of events that leads to a major improvised DIY mortar attack or a drone IED assault on the guards. This threat can just be fake however, … or it might be real. The point is that the guards don’t know if they are dealing with brinkmanship saboteurs or real WMD terrorists. For their own safety they should assume a worst case scenario: full shock and awe, a WMD attack, to force them to flee or keep their heads down during the operation.

Again, all of this is just meant as a deterrence. It’s brinkmanship. If the guards decide to use violence first, they will have no idea what they are automatically triggering. Since they have been informed in advance that it might lead to a major (WMD) catastrophe if they fire at the attackers, it will be extremely bad PR for Amazon, for instance, if the guards are wrong when assuming that they are only dealing with nonviolent brinkmanship saboteurs, because the attackers can also be WMD terrorists, for all they know.

Saboteurs should wear gas masks and bright biohazard suits, as defense against incapacitating gases, cf the Moscow theatre siege. This gear alone will deter guards from shooting at them, in fear of what it might automatically trigger.

If radio jamming is widespread, a signal can be transferred through a wire between drones until being outside the jammed area. If corporate drones attack your drone system, maybe have them programmed to immediately detonate lethal explosives in a Big Tech area unknown to the guards. This uncertainty will force them not to attack your drones.

Small (home built) ultra-light aircrafts, with 5 min foldable wings, should be used when escaping, hidden in a double trailer truck. Takeoff is actually easy enough from any normal straight road. On my first flight, in a Tomahawk, the instructor let me do the takeoff, without any prior instruction – I kid you not – and then I basically flew all the way until it was time to land, when the instructor took full control. Let the plane crash when parachuting over a lake or ocean (where underwater propulsion vehicles are waiting).

The operation described above is so complex and expensive that it’s only worth the effort when attacking a high-value server park that is essential for the continued business of a company like Amazon. Otherwise the attack will sound like Ocean’s Eleven on shrooms. It’s not that far-out however if you are a professional doing it step by step, breaking the operation into parts that can be carefully rehearsed. This operation is certainly less complicated than building a 747. It’s just not the kind of work any amateur should do. Army veterans in militias or a non-corporate PMC can have a reasonable chance of success.

Another drawback of the operation is that it relies way too much on reckless brinkmanship, increasing the risk that a nonviolent plan quickly escalates to violence. It presupposes that the server park is not in a civilian area.

I discuss the above operation to hopefully inspire others to be creative when figuring out new surprising ways to attack Big Tech. Don’t be shy about it. The globalist elites are never afraid of thinking big. Get into the habit of playing 3D chess like they do. Of course, they are now aware of the operation I’ve presented here, so tweak it to add new elements of surprise.

When Big Tech sees that their enemy is getting very unpredictable it will make these nerds less self-assured.

Finally, I predict that sophisticated and nonviolent DSI tactics will be ignored by 99.9 % of militant groups. If an attack on a high-value server park ever occurs it’s most likely that a militia of 20 heavily armed men will use VBIEDs, RPGs and M2 .50 cals to just kill the guards and blow the server park to kingdom come. That’s how cartels or SF soldiers from a rogue state will do it. This very real threat is probably also why intelligence agencies in the West are not that concerned about the armchair “movie-plot” tactics I present here on DSI.

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