Hacking Alert $1 Million Ransomware Payment Has Spurred New DDoS-for-Bitcoin Attacks

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  1. LASER_oneXM

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  2. Winter Soldier

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    The other side of dirty medal! The problem is that DDoS attacks are quite difficult to prevent.
     
  3. _CyberGhosT_

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    Agreed, and once in motion, if done right are not easy to stop. I remember ProtonMail was hit very hard during the beta phase and they had to call in help to get rid of it. It was quite the setback.
    ProtonMail DDoS wipeout: Day 6. Yes, we're still under attack
     
  4. Winter Soldier

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    #4 Winter Soldier, Jun 27, 2017
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    Yeah and another problem is that you're dealing with criminals and it is not 100% sure they will be "honest", keeping their word after you've paid the ransom...
     
  5. Lockdown

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    Does everyone realize just how stupid it was to pay the ransom ?

    Then again, it shows a company is not going to take a stance based upon principle to set a "screw you ransomware guys" precedent for everybody else.
     
  6. Korea

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    On June 26, DDoS attack was well blocked. However, another DDoS attack is scheduled for June 28th, and it is expected that there will be Ransomware and DDoS attacks in the future. So now it is gloomy. :(
     
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  7. _CyberGhosT_

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    Yep, and I am sure all the neighboring businesses in the area are none too happy with him for paying.
     
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  8. Lockdown

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    See my edit of my original post.
     
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  9. Lockdown

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    Paying the ransom sets a precedent, and that only emboldens the criminal organization or whomever it might be. And the mentality will quickly spread to other criminal organizations. Next thing you know ransom amounts will routinely be 7 figures.
     
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  10. _CyberGhosT_

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    Exactly Jeff, could not have said it better. He won't be welcome at any of the community events for a while lol
     
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  11. MBYX

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    The business is boned either way, pay and get data back only to go out of business because nobody will trust data on your server, rep is ruined.
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    Don't pay data is lost, customers go elsewhere and rep is ruined.

    still the don't pay option is better, paying just encourages the activity.
    Least with the money you could phoenix the company start again and invest in security more.

    - security - if you ignore it then it will go away.
     
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