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Re: Huge International Cyberattack

Post by parrot » May 15, 2017, 12:41 pm

Perhaps it's possible they (NSA) want to keep the discovered holes to themselves.....to allow the US government to target these holes on an as needed basis (Iranian/North Korean nuclear programs, North Korean missile development, as examples).
In my younger days, concerned citizens stocked their cellars/basements in the event of nuclear war. Today, it'd probably be a good idea to consider how you would survive if you couldn't use an ATM, internet, telephone, bank, credit card, email, maybe even your vehicle because of a grand hack. It probably won't take the likes of a well-funded military or government to make such an attack. North Korea or Iran or Pakistan serve up a few nukes......we're probably safer here in Thailand than back in our home countries. But if somebody lays the golden hack on worldwide computer systems....we're probably as vulnerable here as any where else in the world.



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Re: Huge International Cyberattack

Post by Charlieb » May 16, 2017, 9:28 am

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Re: Huge International Cyberattack

Post by rjj04 » May 18, 2017, 9:53 am

"Former NSA Director: Malware Attack ‘Poses a Very Serious Threat to the Future of the Agency’"...

1) NSA not only finds holes in sw, but they create malware to use those holes.
2) They can not defend their own malware from hackers.

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/ ... +Headlines


Thank goodness the US military are better at protecting their nukes than the NSA are at protecting their malware 8-[

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Re: Huge International Cyberattack

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Re: Huge International Cyberattack

Post by rjj04 » May 18, 2017, 11:37 am

Wow, some close calls there Parrot. A few lost lives, yes. A couple of "lost" weapons at sea.... not thought to have been recovered by nuclear treasure hunting deep sea diving terrorists yet though [-o<

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Re: Huge International Cyberattack

Post by parrot » May 18, 2017, 11:50 am

The first 'rule of law' concerning nukes should be........you can't have them until you can protect them from slipping out of your hands (or falling into the ocean!!). Likewise, cyber warfare techniques........you can't let some guy walk out of work with the equivalent of the nuclear codes (hacking techniques).
Micheal Hayden, former director of both the CIA and NSA, had a piece the past few days about protecting such information......but I can't find it.

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Re: Huge International Cyberattack

Post by rjj04 » May 18, 2017, 12:13 pm

"some guy walk out of work with"... is that what happened in this case?

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Re: Huge International Cyberattack

Post by BobHelm » June 29, 2017, 8:29 pm

Well, not too long after WannaCry comes Petya.
It looks like Petya is just a tool to destroy rather than the original aim of ransomware - to make money..
Security experts are saying that if you are hit with it then the chances of regaining you data, even if you pay the $300 worth of bit coin is zero, because of the way that the data is hijacked.
So, if you get a screen that looks like this when you sign into your computer then say goodbye to any personal data it contained..
petya.png
For starters, the email address quoted to mail to has been blocked by posteo.net!!!

It is, however, difficult to have much sympathy with any company who is caught, updates & solutions to the flaws have been available, for free, for a long time.

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Re: Huge International Cyberattack

Post by redwolf » June 30, 2017, 12:27 am

Anti-Ransomware Tool, it's an MSI.

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