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 on: Today at 09:58:12 PM 
Started by Grandpa Shooter - Last post by RoadKingLarry
Why would it have to be a government entity delivering "justice"?
Might not get the money back but sometimes sending a clear message to the next in line to try might not be a bad thing?

I'm sure there must be a discreet "private contractor" somewhere out there willing to get the job done.
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 on: Today at 09:42:19 PM 
Started by Grandpa Shooter - Last post by MechAg94
I thought so, but wasn't sure if it fit the context. So, yes. Drop that sucker.

Woody
I would be curious just how serious the FBI/CIA get about cyber crime.  Seems to me it ought to be high on their list. 

Maybe someone could plant a story that the same people traffic in guns.

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 on: Today at 09:40:38 PM 
Started by Grandpa Shooter - Last post by MechAg94
So, if you do get a good decryption key, you can restore your data.  With a lot of work. 

I wonder if Colonial will invest in a (better) backup system?

I've been around computers for a while now, but never heard of SCADA.
I forget the acronym, but in my company it is the internal system that is used to track all the metering data across our pipeline, production and customer meters.  I can pull up a small program and see all the flows in and out of the pipeline (pressures also) and do trending.  I didn't realize until later that a lot of people call those systems SCADA. 

We have a separate group that does industrial network security at all industrial locations.  Hardware and software firewalls and all that.  Remote access is very limited. 

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 on: Today at 09:33:01 PM 
Started by Ben - Last post by MechAg94
From what they say, it sounds like the guy was just selling off guns he had collected.  Unless they can show he was buying and reselling guns regularly, I don't see the point. 


The sad part is there are probably criminals arrested in possession of firearms those prosecutors could be putting up on federal gun charges but are not because they are wasting time on this case.

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 on: Today at 09:27:50 PM 
Started by MillCreek - Last post by MechAg94
Lifeguards don't need to live that close to the beach.  They can drive in, just like everyone else.
I have been in the Chevron refinery over at Hermosa beach.  I think everyone who works for a living drives in.  My company has a site there and some of the guys work 3 AM to 12 Noon or some odd schedule like that to avoid traffic.  I think Chevron has RV parking for their operators to park for their shift sets. 


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 on: Today at 09:23:46 PM 
Started by Grandpa Shooter - Last post by ConstitutionCowboy
Little Boy was the code name for the type of bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

I thought so, but wasn't sure if it fit the context. So, yes. Drop that sucker.

Woody

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 on: Today at 09:18:21 PM 
Started by WLJ - Last post by Hawkmoon
That video was rather cringe worthy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb7njNWtZ_E

Notice that she joined a sorority full of other strong[/] women. Why do I find that statement to be un-credible? (0:55)

And then, at about 1:01, notice how they slipped in the subtle (like a SCUD missile is subtle) reference to white privilege.

Disgusting.

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 on: Today at 09:02:04 PM 
Started by Grandpa Shooter - Last post by Cliffh
Depends on how big and complicated their systems are, how good their backups (and security) are.  How well things are documented.  Did it get into the SCADA stuff?

Ransomewhere stress tests your recovery.  And even if they get a good decryption key, they're looking at a lot of work.

(Last ransomware remediation I did, last week, they had no backup.  Zero, zip, nada.  Fortunately for them the new owner had moved from a locally housed application, to the cloud based version. 

So, if you do get a good decryption key, you can restore your data.  With a lot of work. 

I wonder if Colonial will invest in a (better) backup system?

I've been around computers for a while now, but never heard of SCADA. 

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 on: Today at 08:34:30 PM 
Started by Grandpa Shooter - Last post by French G.
I had read that it never got to the controls, just the business side and the company pulled the plug to protect the pipeline. Not sure if accurate the reporting is as good as it always is.

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 on: Today at 08:33:09 PM 
Started by Grandpa Shooter - Last post by Boomhauer
5 mil was probably chump change compared to the operational losses

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