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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2021, 01:46:02 AM »

Yup. Stolen elections have consequences.

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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2021, 06:39:16 AM »

Looks like the FBI or some other agency actually did something.  The group responsible for the attack, DarkSide, is shutting down after having a bunch of their computers ad equipment seized.

https://www.intel471.com/blog/darkside-ransomware-shut-down-revil-avaddon-cybercrime
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2021, 08:27:36 AM »

Looks like the FBI or some other agency actually did something.  The group responsible for the attack, DarkSide, is shutting down after having a bunch of their computers ad equipment seized.

https://www.intel471.com/blog/darkside-ransomware-shut-down-revil-avaddon-cybercrime

It's much easier to get away with this stuff when it only hits the big bad corporations without any downstream negative impacts. When it causes stuff like regional gas shortages that affect the peasants, it's harder to claim that you're Robin Hood. Given this groups supposed credo, I think they screwed up on this one from the PR side.
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2021, 11:02:26 AM »

And I guess a number of govt organizations were probably fully aware of those sites and activities and did nothing about it for reasons.  Of course, they might not know who the actual ransomware actors are.
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2021, 11:36:06 AM »

I expect somewhere this is the new way the CIA and others fund their black projects. Bonus points if you ransom one of the targets of your project, get them to pay for further attacks against them.
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2021, 05:01:07 PM »

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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2021, 05:08:33 PM »

It was a poorly structured joke anyhow, nothing negative to you, but it would not have come up if you hadn't mentioned wiping them off the face of the earth.  They can't all be good ones.  Blame my writers.

Not to worry. Sometimes a little slow on the uptake. ... (Or is that the uptick ?)  =D

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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2021, 06:04:29 PM »

Is defenestration possible through the overton window?

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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2021, 08:03:33 PM »

What about order 66?
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2021, 08:15:45 PM »

What about order 66?

It was changed to order 69
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2021, 07:57:36 AM »

Seems the meat company has paid over 11 million to hackers. Keep paying and guess what happens?
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2021, 09:01:23 AM »

Seems the meat company has paid over 11 million to hackers. Keep paying and guess what happens?
I imagine they could hire some really good IT guys and infrastructure with that sort of money. 
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2021, 09:42:42 AM »

I imagine they could hire some really good IT guys and infrastructure with that sort of money.

Darn few people I run into want to pay for adequate backup.
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2021, 09:49:57 AM »

Darn few people I run into want to pay for adequate backup.

Or they pay for it and then never use it.
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Re: Colonial pays huge ransom
« Reply #39 on: June 11, 2021, 12:00:58 AM »

Trace the money and blow them off the face of the Earth.

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