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Title: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on May 13, 2017, 05:44:01 pm
Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc: 
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-unprecedented-cyberattacks-wreak-global-havoc.html
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on May 13, 2017, 06:11:54 pm
Apple's FBI battle is complicated:

https://www.wired.com/2016/02/apples-fbi-battle-is-complicated-heres-whats-really-going-on/ (https://www.wired.com/2016/02/apples-fbi-battle-is-complicated-heres-whats-really-going-on/)
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on May 13, 2017, 06:15:40 pm
Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomeware: 

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-cyberattack-ransomeware.html
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: squarebear on May 13, 2017, 06:34:44 pm
If state run establishments are still running on Windows XP then there's no wonder this sort of thing happens.
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: korrelan on May 13, 2017, 06:57:26 pm
I've been a Network System Admin so my heart goes out to the peeps being caught out by this. 

They are first and last in line for blame when system gets ransomed/ etc.

Virtual RD machines is the way to go for large organisations; running on very thin clients... NO USB ports lol.

I've filled USB ports with Araldite to stop peeps infecting networks.

Periodic off line/ isolated backups should be compulsory lol... back it up and disconnect it.

 :)
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: Don Patrick on May 13, 2017, 07:06:22 pm
The Dutch news just reported that this virus was developed by the NSA before it was stolen.
Thanks, America. /s
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: Art on May 14, 2017, 01:02:25 pm
Hey...nothing but the best to confuse the rest.  ;)

In this current environment one can't have freedom AND security at the same time. That is unfortunate.
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on May 14, 2017, 03:06:30 pm
 Withe every country with the bomb, war is unthinkable. So espionage and communication attack are in full swing.
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on May 15, 2017, 03:01:14 pm
China hit by cyber virus, Europe warns of more attacks:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-idUSKCN18B0AC (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-attack-idUSKCN18B0AC)

Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: squarebear on May 15, 2017, 08:10:01 pm
The Dutch news just reported that this virus was developed by the NSA before it was stolen.
Thanks, America. /s
Indeed. Whether it's software or hardware, government agencies should take a lot more responsibility over keeping their weapons secure. Now imagine, instead of this software weapon, it was a nuclear missile that was stolen...
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on May 15, 2017, 09:29:40 pm
 I stop trusting the government when it let "THE BOMB" slip out of their hands and then who did not have they
sold the secrets for pennies.
 This is why Apple did not want to give their secret encryption codes, that they payed big buck to make, to a government.
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on May 18, 2017, 07:10:21 pm
Spy chief warns the world is on the brink of 'serious digital sabotage' that will trigger 'chaos and disorder' following WannaCry cyber attack: 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4511026/The-world-brink-digital-sabotage.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4511026/The-world-brink-digital-sabotage.html)
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on May 23, 2017, 04:31:12 pm
North Korea-linked hackers 'highly likely' behind WannaCry: Symantec: 

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-north-korea-linked-hackers-highly-wannacry.html



Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: Art on May 24, 2017, 11:54:35 am
Considering that those 300,000 computers (companies or individuals) only account for less than .000125 % of those who own Internet connected computers, I wonder how many of them are either still using XP or failed to use updated Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware software?

Not that I condone the attacks at all but there are those who say their computer still works fine and they're not going to change. (you know who they are)....
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: Art on May 24, 2017, 12:04:19 pm
I've been a Network System Admin so my heart goes out to the peeps being caught out by this.
Virtual RD machines is the way to go for large organisations; running on very thin clients... NO USB ports lol.

I've filled USB ports with Araldite to stop peeps infecting networks.


I know of a very large government that uses USB security devices to log onto their respective computers at work. Odd how it works for everyone (or doesn't in some cases, obviously).
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on May 27, 2017, 03:13:48 pm

Why Was the WannaCry Attack Such a Big Deal?: 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etPizFNPupk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etPizFNPupk)
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: keghn on June 14, 2017, 08:41:42 pm
To slow a counter down just by making a bunch of little auto hack by evil counter can slow thing down quit a bit.


US: North Korea's been hacking everyone since 2009

https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/14/us-issues-alert-north-korea-cyber-attack-hidden-cobra/ (https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/14/us-issues-alert-north-korea-cyber-attack-hidden-cobra/)
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: Freddy on June 15, 2017, 03:26:19 am
There's a war going on in cyberspace for sure.

Don't know if you guys have seen these live maps before but I'll drop them in anyway...

https://threatmap.checkpoint.com/ThreatPortal/livemap.html

https://cybermap.kaspersky.com/ - that's the pretty one  ;D
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: Art on June 15, 2017, 12:55:03 pm
To slow a counter down just by making a bunch of little auto hack by evil counter can slow thing down quit a bit.


US: North Korea's been hacking everyone since 2009

https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/14/us-issues-alert-north-korea-cyber-attack-hidden-cobra/ (https://www.engadget.com/2017/06/14/us-issues-alert-north-korea-cyber-attack-hidden-cobra/)

Interesting to see the article mention the issue about NOT using FLASH & SILVERLIGHT. With every upgrade like those, a new and potentially dangerous piece of malware could be enclosed.

Good article and good find!
Title: Re: Unprecedented cyberattacks wreak global havoc
Post by: Art on June 15, 2017, 01:11:55 pm
Nice, informative Maps, Freddy. Thanks for sharing! O0