report by the Washington Post Monday about a massive cyber invasion by Chinese hackers of critical US infrastructure is evoking globalist predictions of a coming “cyber pandemic.”

The report described how hackers affiliated with China’s People’s Liberation Army have managed to infiltrate approximately two dozen critical US systems, including power and water lines and a gas and oil pipeline. The operation, dubbed Volt Typhoon, is designed “to sow panic and chaos or snarl logistics in the event of a U.S.-China conflict in the Pacific.”

So far the intrusions appear to be focused on the Indo-Pacific region including Hawaii, which is home to the Pacific Fleet, a port, and logistics centers. There have been no disruptions to any systems yet.

Some netizens said the report reminded them of predictions by the World Economic Forum (WEF) of a “cyber pandemic” by 2025.

“The most striking finding that we’ve found is that 93 percent of cyber leaders, and 86 percent of cyber business leaders, believe that the geopolitical instability makes a catastrophic cyber event likely in the next two years,” WEF Managing Director Jeremy Jurgens said during a press conference at the organization’s Davos summit earlier this year. “This far exceeds anything that we’ve seen in previous surveys.”

In a 2021 video the WEF warned about “a cyberattack with COVID-like characteristics” which “would spread faster and further than any biological virus.” The organization added that “the only way to stop the exponential propagation of a COVID-like cyber threat is to fully disconnect the millions of vulnerable devices from one another and from the Internet. All of this in a matter of days.”

In 2019 the WEF co-hosted Event 201, an exercise which simulated a SARS respiratory virus spreading around the globe. That same year the WEF also teamed up with INTERPOL and an organization called BI.ZONE to host Cyber Polygon, an event simulating a large-scale cyber attack.

Cyber Polygon’s website states it is an “annual international exercise aimed at strengthening global cyber resilience,” though it was only conducted three times — the last in 2021. It was scheduled for July last year but was suddenly and indefinitely postponed.

Each Cyber Polygon exercise lasted 24 hours and simulated a cyber attack on either a company or a bank for the purpose of stealing or compromising user data. The Blue Team was tasked with preventing and then responding to the Red Team’s attack.

Participants came from several sectors, including government agencies, healthcare, education, and others. Most came from financial institutions, followed by the IT sector. There was low attendance from law enforcement.

Many suspect that the cyber pandemic will form the pretext to introduce globalist measures.

In a summary of the 2020 exercise, for example, Cyber Polygon recommended governments regulate privacy and introduce digital identities:

Governments need to adapt more quickly to the ongoing changes: not only to search for new tools and ways of interacting with people and businesses, but also to ensure the safety of such interaction. A digital identity can become one of the effective ways of communication between the state and individual citizens. However, this is only possible provided that privacy and data protection is properly regulated.

Digital IDs and digital payments are cornerstones of the WEF’s Agenda 2030. The organization  began leading digital ID development in 2020 when it brought together governments and tech giants to create the Agile Nations Charter. One of the main projects discussed in the charter was the creation of a digital ID, or “digital credentials,” which citizens would need to use to access public and private services.

Canada was tasked with spearheading the effort. In January, Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador Digital Government Minister Sarah Stoodley, who has been in charge of developing digital IDs, confirmed that vaccine passports were a precursor to digital IDs.

After the 2021 simulation, Cyber Polygon recommended digital currencies such as central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) as another measure to protect against a cyber pandemic.

“The task of central banks is to keep the monetary system stable. In pursuit of this, central banks must be at the heart of the changes in the financial sector, they must broaden the functionality of money and of the economy, which is becoming increasingly digitised,” said the organization in a brief on the 2021 simulation.

Visa and MasterCard, who attended the simulations, said afterward that they are preparing to accommodate stablecoins and CBDCs.

“In a highly interconnected world, a single cyber attack can spread exponentially across the global community,” said the Cyber Polygon brief.

In March Joe Biden confirmed a massive cyber attack is “coming,” though he predicted it would be initiated by Russia which was an active participant in the Cyber Polygon exercises. China was not.

That same day Biden called for a “new world order.”