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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Russia, the biggest source of the problem, was not invited to the 30-nation conference, which sought to engage allies in efforts to disrupt cybercrime.

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If you're encouraging or even allowing people in your country to hold hospital hostage you're a terrorist.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-14 11:12 PM | Reply

Russia, terrorist? The country that routinely kills journalists and political opponents?

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-10-14 11:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I thought Israel was number one...guess they must be number two.

#3 | Posted by billy_boy at 2021-10-15 04:33 AM | Reply

Why would anyone let the criminal in on the planning meeting to stop the criminal?

That's something only a Dotard would do.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-10-15 06:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"That's something only a Dotard would do."

Of course you are right but we have millions of morons in this country who all want to put him back in the WH. I used to feel a little guilty for insulting those morons but today not even a slight feeling of guilt. It would be impossible to overestimate the amount of damage these pretend patriots are doing to their own nation. I am sick of those traitors who support Trump.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2021-10-15 09:52 AM | Reply

Pay wall so I can't see the article, but was China also not invited? They are the number 2.

It's so bad I have all my firewalls set to drop all incoming traffic from Russia and China. There is no reason for traffic from these countries to be hitting it in the first place - but there they are. The attempts have dropped off since we deployed our IPS. Same for the web site - we get pounded by China. Moving to Cloudflare was actually a big help for attacks from everywhere - 90% drop in attempts.

And if anyone goes to China, we give them a burner phone and they don't have email or access while there. If they do take a laptop, we destroy it upon return and tell them everything is considered compromised on it. The law firm we work with on IP does occasional work in China and we learned a lot from their experiences. Even if you never connect to a network in China, if you leave your computer/phone unattended and they want to know your business they go in and gain physical access while you are away. I am not saying everyone gets this treatment there but if they see you as working for a significant company or a significant person you will 100% get it.

#6 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-10-15 10:39 AM | Reply

US govt reveals three more ransomware attacks on water treatment plants this year
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...Ransomware gangs have silently hit three US water and wastewater treatment facilities this year, in 2021, the US government said in a joint cybersecurity advisory published today by the FBI, NSA, CISA, and the EPA.

The attacks "which had been previously unreported" took place in March, July, and August and hit facilities in Nevada, Maine, and California, respectively.

The attacks led to the threat actors encrypting files, and in one case, even corrupting a computer used to control the SCADA industrial equipment deployed inside the treatment plant.

The three new incidents [see below] were listed as examples of what could happen when water treatment facilities ignore and fail to secure their computer networks....



#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-15 11:46 AM | Reply

@#6 ... It's so bad I have all my firewalls set to drop all incoming traffic from Russia and China. ...

So I'm not the only one doing that.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-15 11:47 AM | Reply

#8 - A good security practice, to be sure. However, VPNs sorta negate the effectiveness of filtering traffic by geo-IP location. And NONE of these folks are hacking US systems without using a VPN.

#9 | Posted by ND_Perspective at 2021-10-15 03:35 PM | Reply

@#9 ... However, VPNs sorta negate the effectiveness of filtering traffic by geo-IP location. ...

I saw the suspicious activity on my server drop to about a tenth of what it had been before I put those blocks into place.

... And NONE of these folks are hacking US systems without using a VPN. ...

Or they may be using a US-based server to do the hacking. Not quite a VPN, but quite similar in concept.

e.g., digitalocean and AWS are slowly earning a spot on my block list.

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-15 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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