Been following the MGM Fiasco… wow.

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Holy smokes hackers took down Vegas!! MGM company wide and Caesar’s last week!!!

4 days later. Their saying it will be the largest cyber attack ransomware payment ever if MGM Pays

Rumors say Caesar paid 30 million!
 
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More money to North Korea

30 million is probably a small price for them

Any sort of restoration might put them behind quite a ways

Those places need some sort of serious backups that are almost live but inaccessible

Hard system to protect
 
Laundering……. I refuse to believe these places were “hacked”

Especially the story given…. They called a help desk and asked for their password??? Ok. 😂
 
Laundering……. I refuse to believe these places were “hacked”

Especially the story given…. They called a help desk and asked for their password??? Ok. 😂
I'm not surprised that it was the human element that caused all this. That's usually the weakest link.

Did you ever read about Stuxnet? Facinating collaboration between U.S. and Israel to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.
Basically the idea was to get a computer virus into a major Iran nuclear facility to disable the centrifuges. A huge endeavor, considering that for security reasons, the entire facility was not connected to any outside computers.
The U.S. and Israel were able to infect a HOME computer of at least one of the workers at the nuclear site...and then they waited. Sure enough, the worker brought a USB thumb drive used at home into the office, and BAM!, the virus is on the nuclear facility computers. It was then possible to remotely make the centrifuges over-spin until they exploded. Insane.

All the computer failsafes go out the window when one human goes and screws it all up. :ROFLMAO:
 
I'm not surprised that it was the human element that caused all this. That's usually the weakest link.

Did you ever read about Stuxnet? Facinating collaboration between U.S. and Israel to sabotage Iran's nuclear program.
Basically the idea was to get a computer virus into a major Iran nuclear facility to disable the centrifuges. A huge endeavor, considering that for security reasons, the entire facility was not connected to any outside computers.
The U.S. and Israel were able to infect a HOME computer of at least one of the workers at the nuclear site...and then they waited. Sure enough, the worker brought a USB thumb drive used at home into the office, and BAM!, the virus is on the nuclear facility computers. It was then possible to remotely make the centrifuges over-spin until they exploded. Insane.

All the computer failsafes go out the window when one human goes and screws it all up. :ROFLMAO:
Yup train your workers and run security programs like HBSS to just disable everything
And have better backups
 
Holy smokes hackers took down Vegas!! MGM company wide and Caesar’s last week!!!

4 days later. Their saying it will be the largest cyber attack ransomware payment ever if MGM Pays

Rumors say Caesar paid 30 million!
Scary - we are all victims. Who knows what's the next wow thing to come
 
A lot of the cyber attacks and viruses out today are based off the stuxnet base code.

I used to work with a bunch of ex NSA/cyber security types in NoVA. I asked them about it once. “Uh, yeah, that’s something we don’t talk about” - lol.
 
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